Many of the upcoming season's storylines and a trailer reveal were shown Sunday at Star Wars Celebration.
Executive producer Dave Filoni and many members of the cast took the stage to discuss how they found out about the new season, the events the season will get to depict and teed up a major moment between Tano and Maul.
and some surprise guests are lifting the curtain on the revived show at a Star Wars Celebration Chicago panel.
The show focuses on trainee Jedi Ahsoka, her master Anakin Skywalker and his master Obi-Wan Kenobi as they battle in the titular galactic conflict between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Ahsoka actress Ashley Eckstein found out about the show's return while in line for a ride at Walt Disney World, remarking that she got into a furtive text conversation with Dee Bradley Baker following the news.
Eckstein has since played Ahsoka in Star Wars Rebels, which takes place many years after The Clone Wars series.