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Star Wars Rebels reveals new character based on original Chewbacca designs (Video)

We’ve been waiting to hear more and more about the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels television series on Disney XD and while there seems to be a total blackout on information from the live action J.J. Abrams dil, Lucasfilm seems eager to offer up information about Rebels.

And that’s great news for fans.

After seeing two new characters as well as a couple new trailers full of fresh footage, we again saw a new character introduced and given a voice for the show. IGN posted up a video of famed actor Steve Blum voicing a new character named Zeb, who is apparently modeled after some of the original concept ideas for Chewbacca.

Here’s a look at the official synopsis for what Star Wars: Rebels is set to be about.

‘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.

But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship “Ghost.” Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.

The show, which is set between Episode III and Episode IV, will premiere on Disney XD this upcoming fall.

[H/T: IGN]

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