UPDATE! New LEGO Star Wars Series Headed to Disney XD This Summer. First Trailer Revealed!
Today Disney announced that LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, an all-new animated series, will be coming to Disney XD this summer! The series will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters.
February 11, 2016
This new series will center around the Freemakers:
Aa family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber – his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
In an official statement Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at the LEGO Group, said the following:
“We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD. The creative team behind ‘The Freemaker Adventures’ is extremely talented, and the series is a great testament to our longstanding and successful partnership with Lucasfilm and Disney. The show masterfully combines the rich heritage of storytelling, great characters, action and adventure in a galaxy far, far away with the creativity, imagination and humor that only LEGO Star Wars can deliver. We are sure fans young and old are going to love the show.”
Carrie Beck, vice president of animation development at Lucasfilm added:
“With ‘The Freemaker Adventures’ we are thrilled to bring all new stories to life that could only be realized in the LEGO Star Wars universe. We are embarking on an unprecedented collaboration that will allow us to extend the narrative experience of the Star Wars saga with the same playful spirit that’s always made LEGO Star Wars so much fun to watch. We are so thankful to have such great partners in the LEGO Group, Disney XD and series developers Bill Motz and Bob Roth.”
So what do you think? Should LEGO Star Wars video game series and the LEGO Star Wars limited series or specials be excited to hear this news? And as Star Wars Rebels season 2 draws to a close in the late spring, will fans of that series cross over to fill their appetites until season 3 of Rebels starts in the fall of the year? Leave your comments down bellow!
Source: Official Disney press release
February 18, 2016
The trailer for the new series has been revealed: