Disney has released the first full trailer video for “Star Wars Rebels.” The animated series — which takes place in the time between Episodes III and IV of the “Star Wars” films — comes just in time for Star Wars Day, May 4 (as in “may the fourth be with you”).

“Star Wars Rebels” follows a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb and Chopper — as they try to stay ahead of the growing power of the Empire. In the trailer, we see glimpses of much of the action anticipated in the series. Most notable may be secret Jedi Kanan assembling a light saber, followed immediately by a report to the Inquisitor, the Empire’s official hunter of Jedis.

Executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman, “Star Wars Rebels” is scheduled to premiere as a one-hour special in the fall of 2014 on Disney Channel, with the series following later on Disney XD.

Posted by:Laurel Brown