Set shortly after Attack of the Clones, the galaxy is at war as the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systemsnote vie for control, and the Jedi Order serve as the generals of the Republic's Clone Army. The series principally focuses on Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), and Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) as they deal with the various adventures and battles fought in the war alongside the clone troopers (Dee Bradley Baker), other Jedi, and politicians up until Revenge of the Sith.
The Clone Wars began with a Pilot Movie distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 10, 2008, and premiered on Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008. The series was in production of a sixth season, but was cancelled shortly after the season five finale on March 2, 2013 following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm. The episodes of the series that were in production were released as a Netflix exclusive on March 7, 2014 while some of its unproduced story arcs were adapted into other mediums.
The Clone Wars is the final installment created and executive produced by George Lucas prior to selling the Star Wars franchise to Disney. It is also the only Star Wars work outside of the original six Star Wars films to be considered canon following the franchise-wide Continuity Reboot due to Lucas' heavy involvement with the series and its influence on several other works that would be released afterward.
- Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir: a comic book adaptation of a four-episode story arc that presents the aftermath of the Shadow Collective arc.
- Dark Disciple: a novelization adaptation of an eight-episode story arc where an unlikely duo joins forces to assassinate Count Dooku.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Stories of Light and Dark: an anthology collection that retells different episodes from the characters' perspectives.
- Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars Battle Tales: a five-issue comic book series that focuses on characters in The Clone Wars.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars was followed in production order by Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance prior to its seventh season. After Season 7, the series is chronologically followed by the upcoming Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which focuses on the team of clone troopers left to fend for themselves in the age of the Empire.