Disney has released the first 7 minutes from their anticipated LucasFilm series Star Wars Rebels. Watch as the Empire arrives on Lothal, bringing tyranny along with them. Imperial forces and stormtroopers establish an intimidating presence on the planet, enforcing strict new laws for trade and arresting citizens for expressing dissent of any kind. A young boy named Ezra, however, discovers that a mysterious group is attempting to steal cargo from one of the Imperial cruisers. Intrigued, he tries to steal it for himself and ends up on the run from both the Imperials and this small band of rebels.
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.
The series is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope of the Star Wars saga and is set to premiere this October with a one-hour special on the Disney Channel. It will then be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.