The first full trailer has been released for Star Wars: Rebels, the upcoming animated series. The plot of the series is to take place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, as a rebellion begins to form in an attempt to thwart the ever-tightening grip of the Empire. The trailer teases at the show’s fun tone and action-packed sequences, and offers a first look at cowboy Jedi Kanan and the Inquisitor — the Empire’s Jedi hunter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that this at least matches the quality of that other Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Official synopsis for Star Wars: Rebels:
Starring a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper — Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by TIE Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor — the Empire’s Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time.
Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.
Star Wars: Rebels is scheduled to premiere this fall (U.S. season) as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.