Star Wars Rebels will be joined by LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures this summer on Disney XD. Unlike Star Wars Rebels. The new animated series is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
"Told in the whimsically-charged style that audiences have come to expect from LEGO Star Wars entertainment, the series stars the Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy."
“We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at the LEGO Group. “The creative team behind The Freemaker Adventures is extremely talented, and the series is a great testament to our longstanding and successful partnership with Lucasfilm and Disney. The show masterfully combines the rich heritage of storytelling, great characters, action, and adventure in a galaxy far, far away with the creativity, imagination, and humor that only LEGO Star Wars can deliver. We are sure fans young and old are going to love the show.”
“With The Freemaker Adventures we are thrilled to bring all-new stories to life that could only be realized in the LEGO Star Wars universe,” said Carrie Beck, vice president, animation development at Lucasfilm. “We are embarking on an unprecedented collaboration that will allow us to extend the narrative experience of the Star Wars saga with the same playful spirit that’s always made LEGO Star Wars so much fun to watch. We are so thankful to have such great partners in the LEGO Group, Disney XD, and series developers Bill Motz and Bob Roth.”
Whilst another animated series is a fun addition, I'd like to see a live-action spin-off too. Perhaps in the vein of Marvel's Daredevil and Jessica Jones on Netflix.
Aside from The Freemaker Adventures announcement. Filming of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is all but complete according to Disney CEO Bob Iger and Star Wars: Episode VIII began principal photography in London this week. Rian Johnson's sequel to The Force Awakens will be released in December 2017.