Lucasfilm Announces New Star Wars Animated Series Called 'Forces of Destiny'

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a cool new animated series called "Star Wars: Forces of Destiny".

It's a series that focuses on the many likeable female characters that are a part of the Star Wars universe. It will span the multiple eras of the Star Wars timeline.

Entertainment Weekly posted more information about the series. There will be eight animated shorts that will air on Disney's own YouTube channel this July. Another eight episodes will then air later this year on the Disney Channel itself.

The characters that will feature in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny include: Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Padme Amidala, Sabine Wren, Ahsoka Tano and Hera Syndulla.

They even suggest some characters will interact with one another even though they feature in different sagas. It's a way to see that some of these characters paths may have crossed over the large timeline.

In terms of voice talent, many of the actresses are reprising their roles. Daisy Ridley is back playing Rey while Felicity Jones is voicing Jyn Erso.

Not to mention Lupita Nyong'o is also back playing Maz Kanata. Many of the Star Wars Rebels cast are reprising their characters too.

To add even more interest for "Forces of Destiny", Hasbro is releasing a set of Barbie-like dolls for Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia and Sabine Wren.

The figures retail for $19.99 or you can get an action piece along with them costing $24.99. Some characters are packaged with mates and there is even a special $29.99 Chewbacca that you can get as well.

Even though the series features females, Lucasfilms says this isn't just for young girls.

The stories are to be enjoyed by everyone that is a fan of Star Wars. More about this animated series will be revealed later this week at Star Wars Celebration.

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