Debuted in 2008 and was canceled in 2013, Star Wars fans will finally be getting the long-awaited conclusion to The Clone Wars after six years. The seventh and final season of the animated series will make its debut this Friday, and although the ending is pretty much determined, it looks like fans will be surprised at how it all goes down.
In a recent interview with EW, executive producer Dave Filoni shares his thoughts on closing out the show and teases what’s to come. “I tried to do things that honored what we had been doing on this series when I was working with George [Lucas],” he said. “At the same time, I knew this had to have a sense of completion.”
Filoni admitted that he’s suprised to see the show’s longevity since he was expecting that it would just be a temporary gig when he was asked to develop the show. “I thought Clone Wars, like most animated series, was going to be a two-year [or] three-year job maybe, where I would learn a lot, have a great experience, and then be back in Los Angeles,” he added. Now, the show has more than a hundred episodes and is one of the projects that Star Wars fans have come to love.
The biggest hurdle for The Clone Wars would be that the fans already know how it’s going to end. “There’s no escaping that. It’s this inevitability,” Filoni added. “We know what happens, [but] you don’t know precisely how it happens.”
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars premieres February 21 on Disney+.