LEGO Star Wars Animated Series to Disney XD This Summer

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The newest Star Wars animated series? LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. The series will be an adventure comedy series, done in signature LEGO style, debuting on Disney XD this summer.

Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the series follows a family of scavengers named the Freemakers. The Freemakers youngest son finds an ancient artifact called the "Kyber Saber" and they're thrust into the war against the Empire.

The series will focus on those new characters, but promises to also feature many familiar Star Wars characters, as well.

“We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at the LEGO Group in a press release. “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.”

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“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,” added Carrie Beck, vice president, animation development at Lucasfilm. “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.”

It's unclear whether the Freemakers are being added to official canon with the show, but it is clear that it's going to be fun either way.