Sci-fi Nerds rejoice ! Last Tuesday George Lucas announced the upcoming release of a new Star Wars animated series to air on Cartoon Network with reruns on TNT. The Series, simply titled Clone Wars, will be an expansion of the previous animated 20 episode Micro Series that aired on Cartoon Network just before the release of Episode III. The computer animated Series will feature the events of the Clone Wars and be at least 100 episodes. Old favorites such as Obi Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Yoda will be present along with lesser know characters such as Kit Fisto and Shaak Ti. New charaters will also be present including Anakin Skywalker's padawan learner, a Togruta named Ashoka Tano. An appearence of Boba Fett has also been hinted. The series will also be followed by the 2009 Live-action series that will tie together the Original Star Wars Trilogy with the Episodes 1-3 and depecit the Birth of the Empire, the birth of the Rebellion as well as the continued hunt for the dying Jedi that all took place in the twenty year gap between Episodes III and IV. Boba Fett is said to have a major role in the seris and there may be cameo roles by actors from the films. Events also suggest some backstroy will be given to Princess Leia (Based on Lucas denying a writer the rights to write a novel on her backstory because he wished to keep the opportunity open for the live action series), and that Jedi Quinlan Vos will be appearing (Based on Lucas telling writers of the Republic comic book series not to kill off the character). George Lucas has also said that if the Live and Animated series' are successful enough, new movies and TV series may be born some of which may take place during the Knights of the Old Republic Era or the Sith Wars. Its a good day for Star Wars fans.