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Disney to Release First Trailer of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ on May 4

Disney’s “Star Wars Rebels” will debut its first trailer worldwide on Star Wars Day, May 4.

The animated series is the first project stemming from Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock.

Star Wars Rebels” continues the tradition of the “Star Wars” saga with new adventures. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, with the starship Ghost taking a stand against the Empire.

In the U.S., Disney XD will feature the trailer during the premiere of Lego’s “Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles” at 7 p.m. The trailer will also air on Disney Channel, ABC, ABC Family, Fusion, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 at varying times throughout the day.

Fans can get a 30-second sneak peak of the trailer on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday.

“Star Wars Rebels” is scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, to be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

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