Star Wars: Clone Wars executive producer Dave Filoni had a plan for the animated series that was cut short when Lucasfilm was bought by Disney. He eventually produced another Star Wars cartoon, the beloved Star Wars Rebels, but he always felt Clone Wars was cut short just before it reached its grand crescendo.
And as he announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Thursday, the series will return for a seventh season on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
The 12-part series will focus on one of the final battles of the Clone Wars, the Battle of Mandalore, and the continuing tensions between Anakin Skywalker and his former Padawan, Ahsoka Tano.
“Any opportunity to put the final pieces of the story in place is meaningful as a storyteller,” Filoni told StarWars.com. “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 reinforces the things I learned from George [Lucas]. 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.”
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.