Major news has arrived from the San Diego Comic-Con, as "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" has been saved. Fans are now freaking out that the hit series, which was canceled in 2014, will be revived. It appears that there will be a slew of new episodes on the way, which will be more than welcome after a four-year hiatus.

Popular show saved

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" originally debuted back in 2008, hence the 10th-anniversary panel at Comic-Con. The 3D CGI animated series was produced by Lucasfilm Animation and spawned six seasons with a total of 121 episodes.

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It quickly became a major hit with Star Wars fans new and old.

The series featured popular characters in the Star Wars franchise such as Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Darth Maul, Mace Windu, C-3PO, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda.

Even Jar Jar Binks was represented in the animated series. While the series launched on Cartoon Network and stayed there for the first five seasons, it eventually moved onto Netflix in 2014. It lasted there for just one season containing 13 episodes. It focused on events that are explored in the Star Wars prequel films "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith." That sixth season was believed to be the final season for years, until now.

New 'Clone Wars' episode details

According to the Star Wars Underworld website, the San Diego Comic-Con had a special 10th-anniversary panel where the historic announcement was made. A "#Clone Wars Saved" graphic started to make the rounds from the event showing off the exciting news.

Details about the revived animated Star Wars series are scarce so far.

However, what has been learned is that there will be 12 episodes. They will be shown exclusively on the Disney direct-to-consumer streaming service. In addition, a trailer was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con panel. It featured popular characters Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rex, Ahsoka, Bo-Katan, General Grievous (who appeared in "Star Wars Battlefront 2") [VIDEO], and others.

Show's director and developer speaks

The show's supervising director Dave Filoni talked a bit with the StarWars.com website about the big news. When asked if he thought this would ever happen, Filoni said "No. I didn't. I really didn't." He also said the growing support from the fans over the years with the "#SaveTheCloneWars" has been humbling.

Filoni also said it will be "very rewarding" to get to finish the "Clone Wars" series and that it's "meaningful as a storyteller" to put the final pieces of the story in place. When asked why this Star Wars animated show stuck with people even 10 years later, Filoni brought up a few aspects that really made this series so great.

One of the aspects was the "variety of stories" involved. Another was the fact that older fans could get a more in-depth examination of some of the legacy characters such as Anakin and Obi-Wan. In addition, he brought up the fact that kids who were new to Star Wars identified with a newer character. Ahsoka was perfect for the newer fans because of her age and learning to deal with new challenges.

All of the above helped give fans new and old a show they absolutely loved. Fans will now be patiently waiting to find out when they can start consuming the final season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and get some closure on the story. The answer for what would come after "Star Wars Rebels" [VIDEO] has been given.