It's finally been revealed when Star Wars: The Clone Wars will make its triumphant return. During Disney's D23 Expo, a massive panel was held for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, and a galaxy far, far away was a huge focus of the presentation. During the panel, it was confirmed that the beloved series will be back in February 2020. While we don't have a precise date as of yet, fans can block off some time here in the not-too-distant future. In addition to the release confirmation, a new still of Ahsoka and Maul was also revealed.
It wasn't revealed during D23, if all of the new episodes, 12 in total, will be dropped at the same time, or if we will be getting one episode per week. The indication for The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars TV series, is that it will be weekly, so we would expect the same in this situation. But the fact that the release window was left somewhat vague is the only reason to think we could just get a full season binge in February. Either way, after more than five years away, we're finally going to get a proper conclusion to the show.
In addition to the release window, a new still was also revealed. As had been teased in the previous trailer, we see Ahsoka Tano with both of her lightsabers ignited, walking down a hallway toward Darth Maul, or to be exact, given the timeline, just Maul. The former Sith lord has his back to us, so we can't see his reaction, but we're guessing he's ready to duke it out. While Rebels managed to give us a conclusion to Maul's journey overall, the character still has some unfinished business in this part of the timeline, which we're clearly going to see unfold.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars originally debuted in 2008 at a time when there didn't seem to be any prospect of new movies on the horizon. George Lucas was heavily involved, with Dave Filoni serving as the other chief creative mind on the show. It ran for six seasons until 2014. At that point, it was canceled following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012. Filoni then went on to make four seasons of Rebels. Luckily, once Disney+ came around, Disney saw an opportunity to bring the show back for at least one more round to help finish things properly.
The show takes place between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Aside from fleshing out characters like Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, it also gave us Ahsoka Tano, who has gone on to have a massive following. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 are made available. Disney+ launches on November 12. Be sure to check out the new image from the Disney+ Twitter account below.