During the 10th Anniversary Clone Wars at the San Diego Comic-Con, creator and producer Dave Filoni announced that the show would return with Disney's streaming service and end the story, which would be far and away was left over after the sudden demolition of the show in 2013.
From 2008 to 2013, The Clone Wars ran on Cartoon Network, revealing the massive war that took place between the theatrical, live-action movies episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith . There were already existing characters like Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as a number of original fan favorite characters, including Anakin's apprentice Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. In 201
Filoni was joined by co-producer Athena Portillo, Ahsoka's voice actress Ashley Eckstein, Anakin Skywalker voice-actor Matt Lanter, and serial composer Kevin Keiner, who used the panel to look back at the show's production. At the end of the panel, Filoni noted that barely a week had passed since someone had not written to him on Twitter asking him to rescue The Clone Wars. He completed the panel with a trailer accompanied by the #CloneWarsSaved hashtag. The room, packed with fans, disguised as characters from the show, burst into cheers.
The trailer begins with a long tracking shot of Captain Rex's dialogues before moving on to the text: "A war that's not over yet … until now." The remainder of the trailer tempts the advance to a massive Star Wars transmission, the Siege of Mandalore. It shows the reunion of Ahsoka and Anakin, who parted at the end of season five of the show. The battle is one of the last battles of the Clone Wars, documented by flashbacks in E.K. Johnston's YA novel Ahsoka in which the Republic forces attack an army led by Phantom Menace rogue Darth Maul.
According to StarWars.com, the series will feature a new season of 12 additional episodes on Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is expected to launch next year. When the service was first announced, Disney boss Bob Iger noticed that he would launch new stories from the Star Wars universe, including a new, live-action Star Wars show by Jon Favreau. Speaking to StarWars.com, Filoni cited the enthusiasm of the show's fans and noted that "their love for these characters and stories has not diminished," as the show aired five years ago. "Any opportunity to put the last pieces of history in the right position is significant as a storyteller," he said.