Disney Announces New Animated Series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ [+Video]

Disney announced today that production is underway for Star Wars Rebels, a new animated series set to debut Fall 2014.

“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,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide in a statement.

From executive producers Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class), Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Greg Weisman (Young Justice), Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to begin as a one hour special airing on the Disney channel before migrating to Disney XD. The series is set during the previously unexplored two decade time period between Episode III and IV when the Empire was securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion began to take shape. Further details about the series are currently being kept under wraps. For more on the series check out the video below.

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Once again, Star Wars Rebels will premiere as a one-hour special on the Disney Channel in Fall 2014, before moving to its regular home, Disney XD.