Lucasfilm has debuted a new behind-the-scenes video for their upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels which features some sneak peeks as well as an interview with Executive Producer Greg Weisman.
Star Wars Rebels leans towards Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in terms of tone, Weisman explains, and shows the early days of the Rebellion. When the series begins, the Rebellion is not yet organized, and the series will show how the Alliance forms over the course of seasons. “That is tremendously exciting,” he says.
Weisman saw Star Wars for the first time in 1977, when he was 13 years old, and loved it — but The Empire Strikes Back stands as his favorite film the series. “Empire…blew my mind,” he says, and also talks about his favorite Star Wars character and scene.
Despite all the hard work that goes into it, Weisman is very excited about Star Wars Rebels. “It’s just really cool,” he says.
The series is set between the events of Star Wars: 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.” It is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
Source: Star Wars.com