Alright, there were a few cries over Star Wars Clone Wars ending and now, those sad people can smile once more.
Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an all-new animated television series scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel.
Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class,Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels and will write the premiere episode. Dave Filoni is executive producer, who served as supervising director of the Emmy nominated Star Wars: The Clone Wars since 2008. There’s also executive producer Greg Weisman who has experience with credits such as Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles.
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.”
I hope that’s more parents and less kids.
The series is set between Episode III and IV – an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. In Star Wars Rebels, the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights but beyond the horizon, a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is being born.