Six years after its last episode aired, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back for a seventh and final season as a Disney+ exclusive. The first new episode is set to hit the streaming service on Friday, February 21, with 11 more coming in weekly installments afterward. In anticipation of the upcoming season, Disney dropped a preview of the premiere episode.
The announcement for the upcoming season was first made at Comic-Con in 2018.
The Mandalorian director/executive producer, Dave Filoni, will return to serve in those roles for this series, which he also did pre-Mandalorian. Additionally, though it's been quite the wait from 2014, the new episodes will pick up on storylines from the original series, ultimately telling the tale of events that led to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Collider reports that viewers will see the finalized version of "The Bad Batch" arc, which first teased in 2015 after the series was cancelled. Also, not coincidentally, "The Bad Batch" is the name of the season 7 premiere. As Collider wrote in their preview of the new episodes:
Beyond that, we know that an arc exploring “The Siege of Mandalore” will be featured, likely centering on Ahsoka Tano and her contingent of unique troopers led by Rex, with a little Bo-Katan in the mix of course, ultimately leading to a confrontation with Darth Maul. Expect to see that arc conclude the final season, though that’s just speculation for now.
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The Clone Wars was created by George Lucas, with Filoni originally serving as an EP and supervising director. Starring voice roles are filled by Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Dee Bradley Baker (Clone Troopers), and Tom Kane (Yoda).