At today’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Dave Filoni announced that the show would be coming back, joining Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
- Fans at the panel were shown a brief teaser, ending with the hashtag #CloneWarsSaved
- Afterward, the trailer was released on the Star Wars YouTube channel
- According to StarWars.com, the new episode will have 12 episodes.
- It’s unclear exactly when the show will make its return, but the site confirms that the new season will premiere on Disney’s streaming service, which is set for a 2019 debut.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars ran for five seasons before being cancelled.
- Some additional episodes were later released as “The Lost Missions.”
What They’re Saying
- Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of the original show: “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.”
- Filoni on the excitement of fans: “Well, thankfully, their enthusiasm is relentless. Their love of these characters and stories hasn’t diminished. I actually think their voice has gotten louder as the years have gone by. It’s been very humbling to have their support and to have people continue to hashtag me, “#SaveTheCloneWars.”
- Filoni on getting to conclude the Clone Wars story: “Personally, it’s very rewarding. 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 War. It also makes me reflect on all the people that I got to work with over the years. It reinforces the things I learned from George. It reminds me of the important elements that go into making Star Wars. So, it’s nice on several levels, and I think for the crew that’s still here that worked on Clone Wars, they feel that, as well.