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Star Wars Rebels EP Describes Series In Behind-The-Scenes Video

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 17:59


Disney LucasFilm has released a new behind-the-scenes video featuring the executive producer behind the new Star Wars Rebels animated TV series.

Greg Weisman offers up Star Wars Rebels is set closer to Episode 4 and will show how the Alliance formed, which he is excited about. The video also offers a sneak peek at some cool behind-the-scenes footage.

Star Wars Rebels debuts in 2014 on Disney XD.

In Star Wars Rebels, Darth Vader enlists The Inquisitor to hunt down the last of the Jedi Knights. The series takes place about 14 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, a time in which the Emperor's rule is secure and the Empire is seeking to expand its power to Outer Rim territories. That leads Imperial forces to Lothal, a poor planet that initially welcomes the Empire on the promise of security and prosperity. It soon becomes obvious, however, that the Empire does not have Lothal's best interests at heart, as the Imperials exploit its people and begin recruiting young citizens to join TIE fighter and Stormtrooper academies, or to work in the Sienar Fleet Systems factory -- which builds TIE fighters -- in the planet's capital.