What Order Should You Watch Clone Wars?

When watching Clone Wars for the first time, it’s essential to know the clone wars watch order. The reason is, there are multiple ways to do this. 

Below find a compiled list of all of them for your convenience!

  1. The Clone Wars Movie

The movie of the same name acts as a prequel for the television show. In many ways, it’s more of a pilot than anything else, and you can get away with not watching it if you want to get right into the show. We recommend that you do watch it because there are some interesting bits in it.

  1. The Clone Wars TV Show Episodes

There are three ways to watch this show: M chronological order, N canonical order, and P production order. Here is a list of all of them below!

  • M Chronological Order: 2216 – 22293
  • N Canonical Order: 22294 – 22263
  • P Production Order: 22264 – 2779
  1. Clone Wars Webisodes

The clone wars webisodes are short 2-5 minute clips that fill in some of the gaps between the clone wars television show episodes. There are 101 total webisodes, but only about 20 are relevant to the series, so it’s unnecessary to watch all of them. We recommend you watch them if you enjoy the television show.

  1. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie

This movie acts as a bridge between episodes II and III, but it doesn’t matter where you watch it in the clone wars watch order because there are only about 50 relevant scenes. Because of that, it’s not necessary to watch this movie.

  1. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Film

This movie is a sequel to episode III, and it’s best watched after episodes I, II, III, IV, V & VI. It makes some references to events of the clone wars television show, but you don’t need to watch them before watching the film itself. But it might be possible that some character development won’t make sense if you don’t watch them. We recommend watching this movie from second to last.

  1. Clone Wars Novels

There are four clone wars novels, which all take place within different seasons of the clone wars television show. They are, in order: Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover, The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes, Jedi Trial by David Sherman, and Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. We recommend that you read these before watching the TV shows they are based on to make some of the events easier to understand.

  1. Aftermath Trilogy & Bloodline Novels

Aftermath, Life Debt, and Empire’s End are novels that occur after Return of the Jedi. On the other hand, Bloodline takes place about 6 years before it, so it’s best to read this one before watching episode VII if you want to avoid spoilers.


The Clone Wars watch order can be confusing, but it’s effortless once you find your preferred way of watching it! The recommendation is to watch in chronological order with the webisodes in between episodes if you love to know everything about Star Wars. If you prefer a more focused viewing, read the clone wars novels before watching that TV show season. Either way, it’s your choice!