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.
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.
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.