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SDCC: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Returning With New Episodes on Disney Streaming Service

July 19, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Disney announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will return for new episodes on the company’s upcoming streaming service. The company released a trailer at the Clone Wars anniversary panel, which you can see below. The animated series ran for six seasons between 2008 and 2013 and will have twelve new episodes when it hits the service.

Dave Filoni, who was Supervising Director during the show’s original run, will resume his role on the new episodes. “I honestly didn’t think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars,” says Filoni. “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 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 Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.

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