After making the jump to Disney+, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is returning for one last season. The animated series arrives on the streaming platform this Friday, and a new teaser for the season has just been released.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars initially aired from 2008 to 2014, originally produced for Cartoon Network before Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney. The sixth season of the show was then produced by Disney and aired on Netflix in 2014. It has now been almost six years since Clone Wars has been on air, and though the show was never officially cancelled, the season seven renewal was a welcome surprise for many fans:
CLONE WARS SEASON 7 IN 3 DAYS AHH pic.twitter.com/uo051wIdE5
— Nicc (@Alindrwa) February 17, 2020
i have 4 days to watch 5 seasons of clone wars before season 7 comes out……… pic.twitter.com/9gOI18Blim
— kenobi (@asoldierschorus) February 17, 2020
Supervising Director Dave Filoni will also be returning for the show’s finale season with Disney+. Filoni has most recently worked as executive producer of The Mandalorian, which became hugely popular upon Disney+’s launch in November.
Clone Wars follows the story of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano, an original character created for the series who serves as Anakin’s padawan for most of the series. The show takes place between the second and third films in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and expands on the lore of the Star Wars universe.
The official synopsis for the upcoming seventh season reads: “It’s the end of the historic Clone Wars, as the forces of darkness have amassed great power in their bid to transform the Republic into the Galactic Empire. With the Republic on a losing streak, Captain Rex fears the Separatists are using stolen data to help predict the Grand Army’s every move. As the threat of defeat looms, Rex teams up with experimental Clone Force 99, also known as the Bad Batch. Together, they embark on a high-risk mission behind enemy lines to uncover the truth behind the Separatist victories.”
The final season of The Clone Wars comes to Disney+ this Friday. You can watch the new teaser clip below.