“Star Wars Rebels” Executive Producer Dave Filoni pulled back the curtain on Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated series for Star Wars.
Filoni talked at length about the use of McQuarrie art as a springboard for the series, showcasing many works from the original trilogy, including landscapes and characters, and detailing how they inform the visual identity of “Star Wars Rebels.”
The series 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.
“Star Wars Rebels” will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.