Disney Plans New Star Wars Series

 

Following the March announcement that Lucasfilm had discontinued the animated series “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” Disney has announced plans for a new Star Wars TV show, “Star Wars Rebels,” scheduled to premiere in fall 2014.

Production has already begun on the all-new animated television series, which will take place between the events of the films Episode III and IV–an era spanning almost two decades that has never before been explored on-screen.

“Star Wars Rebels” will debut as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, which will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

“Star Wars Rebels” will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talent that made “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

"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," says Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.

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