Who would have thought that 10 years following the premiere of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars that we’d be talking about a revival? That’s precisely what the 10th anniversary panel delivered during the first day of the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.
The unfinished Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 has officially been green-lit and is presumably well into production given the announcement trailer (see below). Showrunner Dave Filoni promises 12 new episodes are on the way and they will air exclusively on Disney’s new upcoming streaming platform.
Two big reveals were made in the closing moments of the announcement trailer. First, Ahsoka Tano is back from leaving the Jedi order to help her former master, Anakin Skywalker in some way, shape or form. Her return will help fill in the gap leading up to her reappearance during Star Wars Rebels.
The second reveal is who Ahsoka is standing next to: a Mandalorian. In Star Wars lore, the Siege of Mandalore is one of the final battles of the Clone Wars featuring Ahsoka and Captain Rex removing Darth Maul from power.
Disney’s streaming service is slated to premiere in fall 2019. Whether The Clone Wars is a launch series or not remains to be seen. Considering much of the voice dialogue for Season 7 had already been recorded, there’s a decent chance it will be.