The animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series was cancelled in 2013 at the time that George Lucas had agreed to sell the Star Wars franchise to Disney. That left the show with a partial sixth season and multiple storylines that were never resolved. For years it seemed that the show would never get a proper resolution, but a revival of the show was announced yesterday at the Clone Wars anniversary panel at Comic-Con. Currently, a twelve-episode seventh season (six and half?) is in the works that will run on the upcoming Disney streaming service in 2019. Dave Filoni, who was the showrunner on the original series, will be back and made the following comments about the revival:
I honestly didn’t think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars. Thanks to the relentless fan support and the team behind Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, we will now get to tell more of those stories. We feel a tremendous responsibility to make something that lives up to the legacy that George Lucas created with the original series, and I think our team, many of whom worked on the show from the beginning, has risen to the challenge.
According to io9.com, this will act as a final season for the show and that should give it the opportunity to pick up and resolve the loose threads that have been dangling for so many years. You can see the teaser trailer for the new season below.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars follows Anakin Skywalker and his Padowan Ahsoka during the time between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith as Anakin heads on the path toward the dark side for the Force when he eventually becomes Darth Vader. It aired on Cartoon Network for five seasons from 2008 to 2013 and a sixth season of “lost episodes” ran on Netflix starting in 2014. 121 episodes have been produced so far plus the original film that introduced the series.