Disney XD has released the first seven minutes from the premiere of its forthcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary saga with all-new action-packed adventures. Set in a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world, the series begins as Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the Ghost is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colourful adversaries, embark on exciting adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
The show will premiere with a one-hour special on Disney Channel (US) this October, followed by series launches on XD channels around the world.
The series has been created by screenwriter Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mr. & Mrs. Smith). It features voice work by Freddie Prinze Jr., Steve Blum, Vanessa Marshall, David Oyelowo and Jason Isaacs.