It’s the moment many Star Wars fans have been waiting for. The first new Star Wars trailer is set to debut tonight and it’s sure to cause a stir amongst fans.
No, it’s not the trailer for J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode VII, rather it’s the trailer for the new and highly anticipated Star Wars television show Star Wars: Rebels. A new trailer for the show will debut tonight on Disney XD during the premiere of Mighty Med at 8:30pm ET.
Even though it’s not the live action trailer — which would be impossible at this point seeing as there has been no one cast yet — the Star Wars: Rebels show is one that fans have been looking forward to since it was announced.
Set after the Clone Wars and between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the show is going to help fill in the blanks when it comes to what happened in the 18 years between Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader and the beginning of Episode IV. The show has already attracted big names, as Freddie Prinze Jr. is set to star in the animated series as a lead voice.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the show from LucasFilm:
The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen.Star Wars Rebels 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.
The series won’t debut on Disney XD until fall 2014 but already fans are catching Star Wars fever and the trailer for the new show will no doubt be something that helps tide all of them over until J.J. Abrams decides to give some real news about the next cinematic Star Wars adventure.