23 January 2014 11:12 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The next Star Wars TV series is embracing an era from a long, long time ago: 1977. Disney Xd’s Star Wars Rebels is the franchise’s first major storytelling return to the original trilogy since Return of the Jedi, with producers even utilizing original trilogy artist Ralph McQuarrie’s decades-old and previously unused concept art for aliens, planet and vehicles. Below executive producer Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) tells EW his plan for the new show — as much as he can at this early stage, anyway — which premieres this fall.

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