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.Â Star Wars RebelsÂ 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.
“I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of theÂ Star WarsÂ universe,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm. “I thinkÂ Star Wars RebelsÂ will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love aboutÂ Star Wars.”
Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “The entire team at Lucasfilm has provided extraordinary creativity and innovation for over three decades, and we’re thrilled to be bringing the expansive and imaginative world ofÂ Star WarsÂ to Disney XD’s viewers.”
Star Wars RebelsÂ will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that madeÂ Star Wars: The Clone Wars.Â Fans attendingÂ Star WarsÂ Celebration EuropeÂ will be the first to get an exclusive look at the new series. Casting will be announced at a later date. More information about this developing project will be found onÂ StarWars.comÂ and on Facebook atÂ facebook.com/starwarsrebels.