Before Star Wars: Episode VII drops in 2015, Disney plans to roll out a new animated series called Star Wars Rebels.
Disney announced the upcoming TV series on Monday (May 20), which will premiere on the Disney Channel in the fall of 2014, before moving to Disney XD for its series run.
It will be set in the two decades between the events of the third and fourth films, where the Empire becomes a dominant force in the galaxy, Disney said.
“I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement.
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The upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams, and is the first of three new Star Wars films announced by Disney in October 2012, after purchasing George Lucas’ Lucasfilm company for $4.05 billion.