Originally Posted at USA Today
by Brian Truitt
It's time to join the Rebellion.
A key era in the history of George Lucas' Star Wars
universe will be explored in the new Star Wars Rebels
animated series, premiering in the fall of 2014 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel and continuing as a show on Disney XD.
"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," said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer for Disney Channels Worldwide.
is the first project since the announcement in March that Lucasfilm was taking a new direction in its animation, which led to the cancelation of Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars
after five seasons.
The new series takes place between the events of the final movie prequel, Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith
, and the first Star Wars
film in 1977, subtitled A New Hope
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