Two big “Star Wars” TV shows will premiere this year. Although the exact release dates haven’t been announced, the live action TV series “The Mandalorian” and the animation series “The Clone Wars” will reportedly air sometime this year.

According to Entertainment Weekly, among the “Star Wars” projects to be released this year is the first live action TV series titled “The Mandalorian.” Jon Favreau is at the helm of the show, and he has been sharing updates about the progress of the filming with the fans from time to time.

A more recent post by Favreau on Instagram teased the return of the assassin droid IG-88 from “The Empire Strikes Back.” More characters and locations from the original trilogy and other “Star Wars” movies are expected to be featured on the show for nostalgia.

From the pictures and the official synopsis of “The Mandalorian” that have been released so far, it is clear that the story takes place on a desert planet. The protagonist, played by Pedro Pascal, is a lone gunfighter who operates far from the reaches of the New Republic. The plot is set just after the fall of the Empire and before the rise of the First order.

According to Konbini, the main focus of “The Mandalorian” will be on the civil war that has shaken Mandalore. The story is expected to mostly take place in the Outer Rim. Popular planets like Tatooine may be back on the show.

The release date of “The Mandalorian” is set for the latter half of 2019. Fans can expect to see it towards the end of the year. An exact release date should be announced in the coming months.

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The other big news has to do with the continuation of “The Clone Wars” series. The highly popular animation series began in 2008, and it ended with Season 6 in 2014. The upcoming Season 7 is expected to pick up from where it left off and continue the story.

Disney has ordered a total of 12 episodes for “The Clone Wars” Season 7, and it will premiere sometime in 2019. The future season of the show may depend on how the audience reacts to the stories in the upcoming episodes.

Familiar characters like Anakin Skywalker and his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, will be back, along with the fan-favourite Ahsoka Tano. The brief teaser of Season 7 that has been released so far showed the former Jedi-in-training to be involved with the Mandalorians.

Both “The Mandalorian” and “The Clone Wars” Season 7 will be released on Disney’s new streaming service.