by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Disney XD is currently the home of the insanely popular Star Wars Rebels cartoon and has also had success with a LEGO inspired series, LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales last year. Well the channel is looking to dip into the colorful brick well again with another series set in a galaxy far, far away.
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is slated to debut on Disney XD later this summer and will once again take us back to the time of the Original Trilogy. Set between Episode V and Episode VI, the new show will revolve around a family of scavengers called the Freemakers. The family build and sell starships from the scraps left behind at the site of space battles. When the youngest child finds a connection with the Force through an artifact known as the Kyber Saber, the family is put at odds with the Empire and must now battle against them to try and help bring peace to the galaxy.
The Freemaker Adventures will showcase heroes and villains that fans are familiar with as well as introduce newer faces to the ongoing saga.
LEGO and Lucasfilm execs were all excited about the merger and what it could potentially mean for fans.
Jill Wilfert, LEGO’s VP of Licensing and Entertainment:
We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD. The show masterfully combines the rich heritage of storytelling, great characters, action and adventure in a galaxy far, far away with the creativity, imagination and humor that only Lego Star Wars can deliver. We are sure fans young and old are going to love the show.
Carrie Beck, Lucasfilm’s VP of Animation:
With The Freemaker Adventures we are thrilled to bring all new stories to life that could only be realized in the Lego Star Wars universe. We are embarking on an unprecedented collaboration that will allow us to extend the narrative experience of the Star Wars saga with the same playful spirit that’s always made Lego Star Wars so much fun to watch.
Watch out for LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures when it hits the small screen later this year.