The epic animated saga Star Wars: The Clone Wars just celebrated its 10th anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con with some very exciting news: Clone Wars will come back for season 7—but you won’t find it on Cartoon Network or Netflix.
At this week’s Clone Wars panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con, show creator Dave Filoni announced that a seventh season of the series would debut on Disney’s new streaming platform when it launches next year. Season 7 will take place in the Star Wars universe between the live-action movies Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, He also gave fans a first look with a pretty stellar trailer.
The show originally aired for five seasons on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2013 and added a short sixth season on Netflix. The announcement is good news for the many fans who felt like they were left hanging without a satisfying ending to the popular series.
Filoni told StarWars.com that fans “love of these characters and stories hasn’t diminished” since it was cancelled. “Any opportunity to put the final pieces of the story in place is meaningful as a storyteller.”
The new season, which will feature 12 episodes, will join tons of other Star Wars-themed programming on the new Disney streaming platform set to launch in 2019, including a live-action Star Wars series from actor/director Jon Favreau.
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