Disney Announce New Star Wars Animated Series Called Star Wars Rebels!

The new series will fill the gap between Episode 3 and Episode 4, “where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights…” Simon Kinberg who is also involved with the Star Wars spin-off movies will be an executive producer…

Here’s the whole press release:

Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.Leading the development of the series is a creative team of exceptional talent. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First ClassSherlock HolmesMr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels and will write the premiere episode. He is joined by Dave Filoni as executive producer, who served as supervising director of the Emmy nominated Star Wars: The Clone Wars since 2008. Executive producer Greg Weisman brings with him a wealth of animation experience with credits such as Young JusticeThe Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles.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 of Star Wars to Disney XD’s viewers.”“I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm. “I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars.”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. Star Wars Rebels 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 th e show are a closely guarded secret at this point.

Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Fans attendingStar Wars Celebration Europe will be the first to get an exclusive look at the new series. Casting will be announced at a later date.

 Source: StarWars.com 

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7 thoughts on “Disney Announce New Star Wars Animated Series Called Star Wars Rebels!

  • May 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    This sets up for a possible older Ashoka, having survived order 66? sounds pretty cool..
    I sure wish they would update the season 6 CW release… these teaser clips are really making me think they could release it in a movie form.

  • May 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    yes! finally!

  • May 22, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Maybe they’ll expand on the Coruscant Nights series, with Jax Pavan and the rest.

  • May 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    This is awesome news, good on Disney giving the fans what we want…POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

  • May 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I think they’re gonna have Starkiller in it.

  • June 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    This is how they would finish the unfinished story arcs that the Force Unleashed and the Clone Wars had made

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