Cartoon Network announced today it will premiere a full slate of 22 all-new episodes for season two of the critically acclaimed and top-rated CG-animated series STAR WARS: The Clone Wars. The special one-hour season two premiere airs Friday, October 2 at 8pm ET/PT.

Fierce battles and expanded storylines raise the stakes in STAR WARS: The Clone Wars – Rise of the Bounty Hunters. The lives of the Jedi become more complex as secret and forbidden relationships are revealed and a new breed of villain enters to take advantage of the wartime turmoil. Season two introduces these lawless rogues into the fray along with a host of new characters, locations and creatures.