– by Joseph Jammer Medina

/Film has been on a bit of a tear with Star Wars-related news lately, and they may have another new tidbit for fans to be excited about. According to a trusted source, the next Star Wars animated series will be set during the same timeline as the sequel trilogy that is currently in development. This would be a departure from the approaches of other animated series like The Clone Wars and Rebels, which fit themselves into finite timelines meant to flesh out what happened in between certain films. This next series would, presumably, run alongside the new films as more of a companion- something along the lines of what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It should be noted that this will be the first time that an animated Star Wars series is produced concurrent to the films and, seemingly, from the same creative brain trust- with everything coming from the unified Disney-LucasFilm offices. The current series, Rebels, while also produced by Disney, is telling a story that is bookended by movies it had nothing to do with- Episode III and Episode IV. In that sense, they’re slightly creatively hamstrung. If this rumor is true, it means the next series will have all kinds of open landscape it can explore.

Personally, I’ve never watched any of these shows, but I’ve always heard good things. This rumor has piqued my interest. What do you think, Star Wars fans? Or are you too busy frothing with excitement about the Force Awakens trailer premiere tomorrow to care about this? 

Talk amongst yourselves.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.