“Star Wars: Rebels” Preview Features First Seven Minutes of Disney XD Series

Highly-anticipated canonical animated series takes place between Episodes III and IV of “Star Wars,” and premieres in Oct. 2014

Disney XD has offered a sneak peek at the first seven minutes of the highly-anticipated next chapter in the official “Star Wars” universe. The computer-animated series “Star Wars: Rebels” premieres this October on Disney XD with a one-hour launch.

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The new series is set between “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” with the Galactic Empire solidifying its iron grip across the galaxy, thanks to the terrifying presence of Darth Vader.

But there is a rising hope in the form of a rebellion that will go on to do great things in George Lucas‘ original “Star Wars” film trilogy.

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Starring the voice talents of Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Jason Isaacs, Tiya Sircar and David Oyelowo, “Star Wars: Rebels” was created by Simon Kinberg. The Lucasfilm Animation and Disney Television Animation production will premiere in Oct. 2014 on Disney XD.