Earlier this week, Star Wars Forces of Destiny returned to Disney XD with a 30-minute special, bringing new adventures of Rey, Sabine and Jyn Erso. In case you don't have Disney XD or potentially missed the special, you can head to the Disney YouTube channel, as the shorts have begun making their way online.
Another 30-minute special will be airing later this month on Sunday, October 29 at PM ET. Featuring a total of eight never-before-seen installments, these specials showcase compilations of the popular animated shorts featuring Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano, and Padmé Amidala, as well as new episodes including Han Solo, Hera Syndulla, Finn, Maz Kanata, and many others.
Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars Forces of Destiny showcases how choices both big and small shaped the destinies of beloved characters. Talent from across Star Wars films and animated TV series reprise their roles, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein, Vanessa Marshall, Catherine Taber, and Matt Lanter among others.
Writer Jennifer Muro spoke with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year about what it means to have the actors from the films getting involved in the series.
"It was thrilling that they wanted to be involved, and Lupita [Nyong'o] as well," Muro shared. "It was so nice to have them with the TV actors and the voice actors — it brings the worlds together in a way I didn't expect. It gives it more legitimacy, but beyond it being legitimate, it's just wonderful for people who weren't paying attention to go, 'Oh, that's surprising that [the movie cast] is doing that,' and it brings more attention to what we're trying to accomplish. It was nice to have them in the mix."
Comicbook.com spoke to writer Jennifer Muro about the series, in which she expressed her joy at getting to write adventures for Princess Leia.
"Leia was great, Leia was fantastic. To get to write for her in the original trilogy was a dream come true," Muro said. "I'm a huge original trilogy person. [Return of the] Jedi's my favorite. Most people say Empire [Strikes Back] but I just love Jedi so much, mostly because of Luke's journey up to that point. I think the change in that is just amazing. To write for some of that was a dream come true."
Stay tuned to the Disney YouTube channel for new episodes.