Today is Star Wars Day, in case you somehow forgot, and while most of us expected this to be the day that J.J. Abrams opened his mystery box and unveiled the full cast for Star Wars: Episode VII, we actually got that present a bit early. However, the folks at Lucasfilm weren’t going to let this entire day go by without some sort of reveal, so now the first full trailer for the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels is online for all to see. The show takes place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, as the Empire looks to tighten its grip on the galaxy while a rebellion begins to form. The series also kicks off a new era of Star Wars under the Disney banner, as a unified, canonical Star Wars universe takes hold.
Hit the jump to watch the full Star Wars: Rebels trailer. The show premieres this fall with a one-hour telecast on Disney Channel, followed by the full series on Disney XD.
Here’s the synopsis for Star Wars: Rebels:
Starring a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper — Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by TIE Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor — the Empire’s Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time.
Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, 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.
Watch the Star Wars: Rebels trailer below.