The first official trailer for Disney XD’s upcoming Star Wars series set in a galaxy far, far away, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, has been unleashed.
Premiering on Monday, June 20, the action adventure comedy series is set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and follows a family of sibling scavengers who run a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will feature characters -- heroes and villains -- from across the Star Wars saga.
Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the series will feature all-new heroes and villains in action-packed, comedic adventures with familiar characters and locations from the filmed "Star Wars" saga. The series stars the Freemaker family, three sibling scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact - the Kyber Saber – his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
Have a look at the trailer:
Looks like a lot of fun! I've always been a huge fan of what LEGO has done over the years with its video game franchises based on existing properties (including Warner Bros.' The LEGO Movie), and it looks like the same sense of fun has been imbued in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.
Here’s a character rundown:
ROWAN FREEMAKER (voiced by Nicolas Cantu) is a spunky, Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure and a clear sense of right and wrong. When the Freemakers need a moral beacon, Rowan is the one to light the way. Through the Force, he discovers the existence of the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with enormous power. The quest to find the missing pieces of the Kyber Saber throws Rowan and the Freemakers into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.
KORDI FREEMAKER (voiced by Vanessa Lengies) is the brains of Freemaker Salvage and Repair. She picks their targets and charts their courses. Sixteen-year-old Kordi is smart, capable, quick-witted and can talk her way out of just about any jam the Freemakers get into. She’s always on the lookout for new business opportunities so that the Freemakers will have enough money to pay the rent on time.
ZANDER FREEMAKER (voiced by Eugene Byrd) is the oldest brother that every kid wants. He's an 18-year-old ace pilot and charming rogue, and he brings the Freemakers to all the galaxy's hot spots. His encyclopedic knowledge of starships allows him to identify just about any craft he sees. He's a self-taught starship builder who rarely follows instructions but comes up with some ingenious creations. He tends to leap without looking, which often gets him and his siblings into trouble.
RO-GR a.k.a. Roger (voiced by Matthew Wood) is a rusty battle droid and veteran of the Clone Wars that the Freemaker family found sitting on top of a garbage heap. With a little re- programming, they turned him into a butler droid, which would be ideal if Roger were a better butler. He's well-meaning but a self- contained chaos generator. Still, he's genuinely useful and his firsthand experience dealing with the Jedi comes in handy as Rowan learns the ways the Force.
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is the first TV series created in partnership with the LEGO Group, Disney and Lucasfilm and was developed for television by executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins of Madagascar). Torsten Jacobson (LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales) and Jill Wilfert (The LEGO Movie) also serve as executive producers along with producers Carrie Beck (Star Wars Rebels), Jason Cosler (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!), Jake Blais and John McCormack.
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will premiere on Disney XD Monday, June 20 at 10:00am. Will you be tuning in?