The show will cover the events which took place between the original Tron film and Tron Legacy and will be considered as part of the continuity of the series.
Screenwriter Eddy Kistis told Box Office Magazine: "We're treating it very seriously. This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It's from when Clu takes over the grid to before when Sam comes in. So if you were wondering what was the grid like before that, then watch the show."
"We hesitate to tell too much just yet, but it will fill in the blanks of some things, and also explore some new areas as well. Bruce Boxleitner is in it, Elijah Wood, Linda Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen. I mean, we've got a really cool group of actors."
The 10-part series - written by Kistis and Tron Legacy co-writer Adam Horowitz - will air in summer 2011.