The amazing announcement
The Dark Side didn’t win. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back!
Fandom was treated to a new trailer and a graphic featuring the hashtag “#CloneWarsSaved.” The epic series is being brought to life once more to finish what it started after its cancellation in 2013.
Details are being kept under wraps, but StarWars.com made an official announcement stating the series is being revived. We can expect 12 new episodes but the new installments will only be available on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service sometime in 2019.
Filoni’s press release:
“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 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. I think our team, many of whom worked on the show from the beginning, has risen to the challenge.”
The George Lucas created, CGI animated series takes place in the three-year period between Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
In a statement made to the official Star Wars site, Filoni said: “Any opportunity to put the final pieces of the story in place is meaningful as a storyteller. I’m happy for the opportunity to define these things and the end of this part of the Clone Wars.”
The voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi, James Arnold Taylor was excited for the news. In a tweet he said: “I’m excited to see your reactions. It’s so exciting to see so many people excited about this because you all did it. Thanks for getting the folks at Lucasfilm and Disney to save The Clone Wars.”
— James Arnold Taylor (@JATactor) July 19, 2018