Disney XD is slated to house a new animated series this summer that builds on the Lego / Star Wars franchise. LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures animated series will be an adventure comedy series, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will introduce all-new heroes and villains in adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters.
The Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact — the Kyber Saber — his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
Carrie Beck, Vice President of Animation Development at Lucasfilm, had this to say about the project:
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. 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.
The series is being developed by Bill Motz and Bob Roth.