Lucasfilm has released details of the upcoming "Star Wars Rebel" animated series. The series will be set between the events of Episode III and IV as the Galactic Empire is hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights.
Producers shared information about the new series at Star Wars Celebration Europe, which just concluded over the weekend. Executive Producer Dave Filoni says the series is heavily based on the original Star Wars works of conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie.
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"Star Wars Rebels" will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation. It is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel. The premiere will be followed by the series on Disney XD.
If you're unfamiliar with the annual Star Wars Celebration event, check out the short video below featuring Lucasfilm's Steve Sansweet.
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