Disney XD and the Lego Group have announced that starting later this year an all new Lego Star Wars tv series will becoming to the network, called Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.
This new series will center around the Freemakers, a “family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy.” When the youngest Freemaker discovers an ancient lightsaber, the family is “thrown into an epic struggle against the empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.” And yes, “familiar characters” will make appearances alongside all-new heroes and villains.
“We are very excited to launch, for the first time, a TV series with Disney XD,” Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at the LEGO Group, said in an official statement. “The creative team behind The Freemaker Adventures is extremely talented, and the series is a great testament to our longstanding and successful partnership with Lucasfilm and Disney. 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.”The tone is going to be a lot like the Lego Yoda shorts and movies that have been released previously, with hints at the same level of fun that comes from the Lego Star Wars games.
Carrie Beck, vice president of animation development at Lucasfilm added: “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. We are so thankful to have such great partners in the LEGO Group, Disney XD, and series developers Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins of Madagascar).”No exact start date has been given, but it looks like it could be a fun show to watch.