Set to debut in Autumn 2014, Star Wars Rebels is set between Star Wars: Episode III and Episode IV, described as “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.”
According to IGN, the show is being developed by Young Justice‘s Greg Weisman, X-Men: First Class writer Simon Kinberg and Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ Dave Filoni, and is set to premier on the Disney Channel in the US with a one-hour special, before rolling out the series across the worldwide Disney XD channels.
Other Clone Wars creatives who’ll be working on the project include, art director Kilian Plunkett (Art Director) and CG supervisor Joel Aron.
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.”