Star Wars: The Clone Wars set to return for a new series
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is set to return with 12 new episodes, according to series producer / director Dave Filoni. The news was announced during Filoni's talk at San Diego Comic-Con and accompanied by a teaser trailer for the new series, which you can find below:
The new series is set to be one of the offerings on Disney's new streaming service, which is set to launch next year, providing Filoni with the opportunity to give the story a proper ending after the show was unceremoniously cancelled following its sixth season in 2015.
Speaking to the official Star Wars site Filoni said: “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 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.”
The new series is expected to pick up the storyline from the sixth season, which covered the events leading up to Revenge of the Sith, and will see the return of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Captain Rex, amongst other fan favourites. It's not clear as yet if the new series will be available for the launch of Disney's new platform, but it'll be welcome news for fans of the series who were disappointed at the way the show ended before the story was complete.