"I honestly didn't think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars", Filoni said.
Following the announcement that Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being revived for a new season, fans of the series have taken to social media to express how much they love the news.
The announcement came during the 10th Anniversary of The Clone Wars panel that was being held today at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
A slideshow of writers room photos showed Filoni, Lucas, and the rest of the OG crew laying out the first season of over a dozen episodes.
Dave Filoni's animated series will finally get the ending that its fans wanted.
The retrospective panel featured plenty of Star Wars guests discussing George Lucas's Emmy-winning show and its wide-spanning impact while showing off some original sketches like the ones you can see below.
The new Clone Wars episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series and will feature "the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex". "A war left unfinished... until now", it teases. The series is getting 12 new episodes on Disney's upcoming streaming service, which is set to launch in 2019.
Warning: You might end up binge-watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars after reading. It also makes me reflect on all the people that I got to work with over the years.
Lucasfilm brought the house down at SDCC earlier this afternoon by revealing that, yes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is officially making a comeback. Several authors picked up those plot lines and wrote them into novels, such as Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano and Star Wars: Dark Disciple. The Clone Wars was also where we learned that the villainous Darth Maul, who battled Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan in live-action in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, survived the events of that epic lightsaber fight and ended up with mechanical legs.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will return on Disney's official streaming service.