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The Star Wars universe is coming back in a big way over the next year and a half. With Star Wars Episode VII, the start of a new trilogy, set for release next December, and the end of the last series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, just recently ending, it seems like there could have been a long wait for anything new set in the galaxy far, far away. But thankfully, that isn’t the case, because Lucasfilm is bringing us another new series set in the Star Was universe, that takes place in a time of darkness that descends across the galaxy, set during the years left unexplored between Revenge of the Sith and the beginning of A New Hope. The series will introduce us to a new set of characters, including Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper, as they begin to build the Rebellion as we’d come to know. There will also be familiar faces as well, as news broke recently that Obi-Wan Kenobi will also be in the show, giving us more insight into what his story was between the prequels and the original trilogy.
Check out the trailer, as well as the official synopsis, below.
Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
Scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.