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Star Wars: Episode VII might have hogged the spotlight Tuesday with the long-awaited casting announcement, but let’s not forget about the other project in development in a galaxy far, far away.
Disney XD and Lucasfilm have announced the first full trailer for the animated series Star Wars Rebels will premiere Sunday, May 4, also known as Star Wars Day. It will bow on Disney XD during the premiere of LEGO’s Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles at 7 p.m. ET/PT, and then appear on Disney Channel, ABC, ABC Family, Fusion, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and online.
Disney XD also released a pair of new images from the show. Above you can see Kanan, Sabine and Zeb hanging out on the Ghost, while below we get a group shot.
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, 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 starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
Star Wars Rebels will debut in the fall with an hour-long special on Disney Channel before moving to its regular home on Disney XD.