The animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be returning to TV with 12 all-new episodes on Disney’s streaming service, Disney SVOD. The announcement was made during the Clone Wars anniversary panel at SDCC.
The Clone Wars ran for six seasons between 2008 and 2013, winning multiple Emmy Awards, and this resurrection comes after years of an online (and alleged letter-writing) campaign to Lucasfilm and Disney from fans desperately seeking its return.
Dave Filoni, who helmed the original run as supervising director will return for this new series. He said, “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.”
The new episodes will be a continuation of the storylines introduced in the original run, which were never wrapped up before the series was cancelled, exploring the events between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. We’ll also see the return of characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.
Disney SVOD is anticipated to launch in late 2019.