Following this morning’s Imperial propaganda posters, the shroud of mystery surrounding Disney’s plans for “Star Wars Rebels” is slowly being pulled back. Jedi News managed to get their hands on a company shareholder letter that reveals that the series is targeted to launch this summer with a Disney Channel movie.
“[W]ere introducing ‘Star Wars Rebels’ to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel,” the letter reads, “followed by a continuing series on Disney XD.”
“Star Wars Rebels” is set between the events of "Episode III" and "IV" — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in 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.
The show will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” The full series is expected to debut this fall.