In a galaxy really, really close by comes a new animated Star Wars TV series: Star Wars Rebels. The animated series will debut in fall 2014 as a 1 hour movie on Disney Channel, with the series itself airing on Disney XD channels.
Filming is already underway on the new animated show which retains Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ Dave Filoni as executive producer. The series also has screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) on board as executive producer and writer of the first episode. Greg Weisman is also attached as an executive producer.
“I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm. “I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars.”
The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV – an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point.
Watch the announcement:
Source: Disney Channel
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