Disney’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars is set to return with new episodes on Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service.
The news came during The Clone Wars anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con International today, where fans were the first to learn that the beloved Clone Wars animated series will be returning with twelve all-new episodes on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.
Originally the extremely popular animated series ran for six seasons between 2008 and 2013, on Disney’s television channel, Disney XD.
The news was met by ecstatic cheers and raised light-sabers that reverberated throughout the entire pop culture event.
Since its debut, The Clone Wars has become one of the most critically-acclaimed entries in the Star Wars saga, earning multiple Emmy awards and praise from fans of all ages around the globe. The cancellation of the original series was therefore met with outrage from Star Wars fans everywhere.
Since 2013, fans have been trying their luck at an effort to resurrect the series by starting a trending hashtag that lived on for years (#SaveTheCloneWars). This movement resulted in tens of thousands of emails/letters sent to Disney and Lucasfilm with no end in sight until the show’s revival was finally announced.
The announcement to bring the popular series back, came in the form of an all new trailer for the first twelve episodes. Full Trailer is below:
The new Clone Wars episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, which explored the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The series will see the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. The new episodes will debut on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, though an official date was not announced.