Fans at San Diego Comic-Con were the first to hear some surprise news taking the internet by storm: a seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming.
The new season, comprised of 12 episodes, will be featured on Disney’s streaming service, StarWars.com said. The service will launch next year, but an exact date has not been released.
A trailer for the seventh season was presented Thursday at the end of a panel celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Clone Wars. The video hit number one on the YouTube trending page Thursday evening. Check it out:
As seen in the trailer, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Captain Rex, and Ahsoka are back after years of fans begging former supervising director Dave Filoni to finish The Clone Wars. The series ended in 2014 after a TV movie, five seasons on Cartoon Network, and a sixth season titled “The Lost Missions” on Netflix.
It appears fans will finally get to see Ahsoka’s adventures during the Siege of Mandalore, as she is seen in the trailer with Bo-Katan Kryze. The Siege involves Ahsoka leading her own battalion of clone troopers and a group of Mandalorian warriors in a fight for Mandalore’s liberation from Darth Maul.
The Siege was referenced in Star Wars Rebels, seen in concept art by Filoni, and used in the opening of E.K. Johnston’s 2016 novel Ahsoka.
Are you excited for season seven of Star Wars: The Clone Wars?
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