Ten years after its debut, the beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back to Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Announced by Lucasfilm, a special panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series will be held next month during SDDC. The panel be held on Thursday, July 19 from 11:45 to 12:45 AM PST at the San Diego Convention Center in Room 6BCF. The panel will include supervising director Dave Filoni and several unannounced special guests sharing stories and reflecting on the Emmy Award-winning series.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars launched in 2008 spinning out of animated film of the same name directed by Filoni as a precursor to the series. The fan-favorite CG show was set between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith chronicling the Jedi defending the Old Republic from Separatists led by the Sith Lord Count Dooku (Corey Burton). In addition to revealing untold stories within the Star Wars universe, the series also introduced Anakin Skywalker's (Matt Lanter) young apprentice Ashoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) who became an instant hit with fans.
The series ran for five seasons on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2013 with production ending for LucasFilm Animation to focus on a new animated series Star Wars Rebels. Completed episodes from the unfinished sixth season were subsequently aired on Netflix in 2014. The series went on to inspire several comic book series adaptations published by Dark Horse Comics, the prose novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple written by Christie Golden, and five different video game tie-ins.
While The Clone Wars has been off the air since 2014, the upcoming SDCC panel will give fans the chance to revisit the award-winning animated series once again.