Disney released the first two episodes of the new animated series, Star Wars Force of Destiny via YouTube.
Developed by Lucasfilm Animation,Â Star Wars Forces of DestinyÂ will remain true to theÂ Star WarsÂ canon, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters. Launching in July, the animated micro-series will be available onÂ Disney YouTubeÂ ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017. Fans will be delighted to hear familiar voices in the series, including: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyongâ€™o (Maz Kanata as narrator).
Star Wars Forces of DestinyÂ will also be supported by global product extensions, such as books, apparel, bedding, and toys â€“ including the new line of â€˜Adventure Figuresâ€™ created by Hasbro, which bridges the gap between traditional action figures and dolls. Each individually designed figure features dynamic action, like Rey swinging her lightsaber, along with multiple points of articulation to help recreate the charactersâ€™ adventures and heroic moments with different poses.
â€œStar Wars Forces of DestinyÂ is for anyone who has been inspired by Leiaâ€™s heroism, Reyâ€™s courage, or Ahsokaâ€™s tenacity,â€ said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It is a fun new way for people to experienceÂ Star Wars.â€
The first two episodes entitled Sands of Jakku and BB-8 Bandits are now available and can be seen below.