Princess Leia makes her debut in Star Wars Rebels this January on Disney XD. The episode "A Princess on Lothal" is set three years before A New Hope.
“One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in 'Star Wars Rebels' is that we have to remind the audience that she is part of the Empire at this point,” says Executive Producer / Supervising Director Dave Filoni. “She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost as a double agent. The Empire sees her as a privileged princess who runs mercy missions to wayward worlds, but in truth she is much stronger and more dangerous than they imagine.”
The young Princess Leia is voiced by actress Julie Dolan and harkens back to a time before audiences saw her blossom into a general with Carrie Fisher reprising her iconic role in The Force Awakens.
“There really is no other character quite like her,” says Filoni. “And to quote The Force Awakens’ Lor San Tekka, ‘She’ll always be royalty to me.’”
Princess Leia is the latest original trilogy character to appear in Star Wars Rebels.