The trailer for the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been released. The season will be streaming on Disney+, with the first episode premiering Friday, February 21st.
Narrated by Darth Maul, the trailer features plenty of tidbits to get excited about, including the appearance of Bo-Katan Kryze, a key player in the Siege of Mandalore. There is also plenty of Ahsoka Tano, the former Padawan to Anakin Skywalker whose ultimate fate during the Clone Wars has yet to be fully revealed due to the cancellation of her series (while the novel Ahsoka by E.K. Johnson hinted at what might be in store for the young Force-using hero, the specifics of Ahsoka’s experiences during the execution of Order 66 have yet to be seen). And – is that a hologram of Caleb Dume, key player in Star Wars Rebels, standing beside Depa Billaba? Better grab the tissues!
Set between Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series began as an animated movie that premiered in theaters on August 10th, 2008.
On October 3rd, 2008, the first episode of the ongoing series premiered on Cartoon Network (not to be confused with the Genndy Tartakovsky animated micro-series, released on Cartoon Network in 2003, which is no longer considered canon). While the 2008 Clone Wars series was subsequently canceled during the production of the sixth season in 2013, unaired episodes from that season eventually made their way to Netflix, where they were released as “The Lost Missions.”
Currently, all six previously released seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars are available for streaming on Disney+ (along with Attack of the Clones, which sets up the series), so you can catch up before the seventh season begins on February 21st.