‘Star Wars’ Gets Animated Series

The next Star Wars installment doesn’t hit theaters until 2015, but the Jedis will return in an animated TV series premiering in fall 2014. Disney has greenlighted Star Wars Rebels, with a one-hour pilot already in production at Lucasfilm that will premiere on the Disney Channel before debuting as a full series on Disney XD. The new series will reportedly explore the 19 years between Episode II and Episode IV, “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,” in the words of the studio. But don’t expect any other plotlines in advance. “Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point,” Disney and Lucasfilm said in a statement.