Clone Wars Saved!

Big news for Star Wars fans! This just off the press from Dave Filoni at San Diego Comic-Con: Clone Wars is back!

It’s almost hard to believe that the show is celebrating its ten year anniversary this year, but in retrospect, it’s no better time to announce the continuation of a show that is still loved by so many. Clone Wars mainly featured Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s adventures during the Clone Wars with Anakin’s padawan, Ahsoka Tano, but also featured popular characters such as Mace Windu, Yoda, and General Grievous.

The show has been renewed for twelve new episodes, although it’s unclear how much of that material will be from previous seasons. For fans that are unaware, in 2014, writer Brent Friedman revealed that scripts for Clone Wars’ seventh and eighth seasons had already been completed prior to cancellation, but it’s not yet clear if that material will be used in this upcoming season.

Amid all this hype, there might be one potential downside: at this time, it looks like Clone Wars is going to be revived and hosted on Disney’s new streaming service, exclusively. While this might not be bad news for some, it means shelling out for yet another subscription service. Disney is already planning other Star Wars cartoons and live action TV shows to make the subscription service worthwhile, but it remains to be seen if they can compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and Amazon Prime.

But announcing a revival to one of the most beloved Star Wars eras of all time? They might have just found their audience. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “Clone Wars Saved!

  1. They could be doing a lot more. They’re only releasing 12 episodes and only on Disney’s streaming service. This reeks of a lazy apology that they’re using to grab more cash while they’re at it. Still, it’s the best thing that’s happened to Star Wars since Rogue One.

    1. I agree the best thing lately in Star Wars has been Rogue One. Well, movie wise I should say because the books and comics have been doing a great job at filling in the voids between movies. Then the last season of the Rebels cartoon was awesome.

      You’re right they could be doing a lot more. Why they aren’t, we are not sure at this time? Maybe they are trying to space it all out so that we don’t get burned out. Maybe they are just slowly ramping it up like Marvel did with their universe. It’s typical for them to only order a short season of a show before they really ramp up production. The numbers have to be there before Disney will sign on for more seasons and longer seasons. You just have to give it time. It’s been years since the show ended and there is no telling how the fans will react given the heated Star Wars climate right now. Maybe they just want to do one season and end it correctly.

      From a business standpoint having it on their own streaming service makes sense. The fans that really want it will pay for it and watch it that way. If you think about everything Disney has rights to and owns they can very well keep us entertained with their own streaming service for years to come. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Netflix lose all of the Disney content as those contracts run out and then the only place you will find it is on the Disney streaming service.

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