[UPDATE: We’ve since learned that the *OFFICIAL* return date is not the February 17th as previously believed. Learn the new date, and watch a brand new trailer, HERE.) been When Lucasfilm first pitched the idea of a stylistic, animated telling of The Clone Wars, few could have predicted the effect the show would have on the Star Wars universe. Bridging the gap between Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars became an instant hit. So much so, in fact, that fans demanded its return upon its cancellation. Fans got their way. Dave Filoni himself announced the show’s return at San Diego Comic-Con in 2018. Now we know the official date of its return.

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Ahsoka gets new lightsabers in Season 7 of The Clone Wars. (Image: Disney/LUcasfilm)

For a brief while on its official website late yesterday, Disney ran a promotional video in which it announced the return date for the show. We previously knew it was coming in February of 2020 (check out a sneak peek HERE). It appears fans will need to get their popcorn ready for Monday, February 17, specifically. But don’t plan on binging The Clone Wars latest season – As with its highly successful, debut of The Mandalorian, Disney+ will only air the show one episode at a time.

The Clone Wars returns February 17

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Disney aired this promo briefly on its official website.

Though she began as a seemingly annoying sidekick, Ahsoka Tano (portrayed to perfection by Ashley Eckstein) has become the focal star of The Clone Wars. Yes, Filoni intended the series to follow the exploits of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi…. But Ahsoka stole the show. She even broke fans hearts when she left the Jedi Order, and Anakin, behind at the end of Season 5. Well, she’s back, together with Sky Guy, Rex and the others for another go.

Season 7 of The Clone Wars (or Season 6, if you don’t count “The Lost Missions” as the sixth season of the show) will feature ten episodes beginning February 17. That gives you about a month and a half to binge the prior seasons. All episodes are now streaming on Disney+.

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Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.

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