We’re just a few days away from getting our first look at what a post-Disney buyout Star Wars universe looks like, as the animated series Star Wars Rebels is about to hit the airwaves (some of you will even get to see it starting today). And as we’re on the downward slope, you’d be correct to assume we’re going to see a bunch of promotion between now and the October 3 premiere. This includes a handful of posters, news that we may see an unexpected face pop up, official descriptions of the first six episodes, and even more ways the series may tie in to Star Wars: Episode VII.
Rebels is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, during a time when the Galactic Empire is tightening its grip on the galaxy. Within this tyrannical setting resistance springs up, and you get your first glimpses of what will ultimately become the Rebel Alliance in the original trilogy. The main story revolves around a crew composed of the young, brash con artist Ezra Bridger, cowboy Jedi Kanan, steel-nerved pilot Hera, trigger-happy Mandalorian Sabine, burly badass Zeb, and sassy astromech droid Chopper.