Watch the first action-packed 7 minutes of Disney XD's Star Wars: Rebels

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Jul 4, 2015, 5:14 PM EDT (Updated)

We finally have a look at how Disney XD’s new Star Wars animated series, Rebels, will kick off, and we have to admit, they’re not skimping on the action.

The network has released a 7-plus-minute clip showing the opening of the pilot, which includes a nice chase scene and some good action to introduce us to this little corner of the galaxy. We get to see as the Galactic Empire starts to clamp down, while a few early rebels make a stand against the evil forces.

It’s a nice intro to the gang of the Ghost, as Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Ezra (Taylor Gray) zip across the streets on a wicked speeder-bike chase.

They’ve definitely struck a nice, sweeping look for the series — and it feels like a nice followup for The Clone Wars. Considering they’ll be filling in the gap between Episodes III and IV of the Star Wars saga, this feels like a fun place to start.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

Star Wars: Rebels is set to debut in October.

(Via Coming Soon)