‘Clone Wars’ Season 7 Hits Disney+

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“Clone Wars” returns after 6 years off for its final season

Caiden Bertsch, Insider Staff

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” returns after 6 years off for its seventh and final season.

The first of 12 episodes for the final season of the critically acclaimed show released on Friday, Feb 21 exclusively on Disney+. It will take place slightly before and during the events of “Revenge of the Sith”, the third film chronologically in the mainline “Star Wars” universe.

The show began with a movie in 2008, which was mainly disliked by critics and “Star Wars” fans. The show ran on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2013. A sixth season was released separately on Netflix after Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.

The show started off with many fans disliking it, but as time went on, fans grew to love the mature characters and themes of the shows.

Disney canceled the show because they did not want a “Star Wars” show running on a rival TV network. Disney made their own animated “Star Wars” show called “Rebels,” which was meant to be a direct sequel to “The Clone Wars.” However, longtime fans did not like “Rebels” for being more kid-friendly than “The Clone Wars,” which had many mature and dark themes.

In 2015, an unfinished episode for the then-canceled seventh season of “The Clone Wars” was released to the public. The episode known as “The Bad Batch” brought back several fan favorite characters in unfinished animation. Fans loved the episode and were disappointed that Disney had canceled the show.

Then in 2018 during panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, supervising director of “The Clone Wars,” Dave Filoni, announced that a seventh season was in the works. Fans rejoiced at the announcement of a final season that will conclude the unfinished story lines in the show. Many are excited to see fan favorite characters like Ahsoka Tano, Darth Maul, Captain Rex, and Echo return.

Fans can look forward to a new episode every Friday starting on Feb 21.