Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series is coming back. Let that sink in for a moment. According to Star Wars story trust leader Dave Filoni, fan support for the original series, and a desire to give the series a real ending, was the driving reasons for its return.

The return was announced at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con during the 10th Anniversary celebration of the original animated series. So far, just 12 new episodes have been approved.

No return date was provided today, but it will be available on Disney’s upcoming Direct-to-Consumer streaming service, which is coming in 2019.

Keep in mind that when Disney purhased Lucasfilm, they went out of their way to say that the events of the original “The Clone Wars” series were canon. So this series has the potential of really building on this crucial time in the history of the Galactic Republic before it became the Empire.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars primarily follows the characters of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padme Amidala. It also introduced fan favorites Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.

Dave Filoni is going to have his hands full between the continuation of “Clone Wars” and the previously announced new animated TV series “Star Wars: Resistance.

Are you excited for the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Do you think they can wrap it up in 12 episodes or would you like to see more?