In an unexpected turn of events, Disney has just given extra life to one of the “Star Wars” universe’s most beloved stories.
Announced during a 10-year anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed that the animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will be returning with an additional 12 episodes, set to premiere on Disney’s currently-untitled streaming service, sometime in 2019.
“The Clone Wars” executive producer, Dave Filoni, has promised fans that the additional 12 episodes will finally wrap up the show’s story in the way it was originally intended to be.
Set between the events of “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith,” the series followed the adventures of familiar “Star Wars” characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Yoda, and Ahsoka Tano, as they fought to bring an end to the series’ titular galactic war.
However, despite running for 5 complete seasons on the Cartoon Network, the series was unexpectedly canceled, and therefore, kept from reaching its original conclusion. While an extra 6-episodes were released following the cancellation on Netflix, as a kind of replacement sixth season, the show never had the satisfying ending that many fans had been hoping for.
Now, the show’s additional episodes will reportedly focus on the reunion between Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, set against the Siege of Mandalore – a historic event in the “Star Wars” mythology that had been repeatedly set up and hinted at in the show’s original 5 seasons.
The SDCC trailer for the series revival can be seen below: