I've got some great news for fans of the Star Wars animated universe: Disney has given the greenlight to Star Wars Rebels, an animated television series that is slated to arrive fall 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporer the show will launch as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, before going to series on Disney XD.
Here's the synopsis:
Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which spans about two decades. The animated series is set "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 executive produced by (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes) and (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), while Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide has admitted:
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.
Production on Star Wars Rebels has already begun, so stick close and [[follow]] for updates.