An animated TV series set between the events of Episode III and IV, 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. Written by
Did You Know?
The concept of this show is very similar to what Dave Filoni
and Henry Gilroy
had originally planned for Star Wars: The Clone Wars
(2008) when they assumed that Obi-Wan and Anakin would not be the main characters. Their idea was to focus on the crew of a Millenium Falcon-style smuggling ship consisting of a Twi'lek Jedi called Sendak and his Togruta apprentice Ashla, a Han Solo like smuggler called Cad, his girlfriend Lupé and their Gungan strongman Lunker. The Jedi and his padawan became Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger. The smuggler pilot became female Twi'lek Hera Syndulla. The other female character became Mandalorian Sabine Wren and the strongman became Zeb. See more