“Star Wars Rebels,” the new Lucasfilms animated series that takes place in the “Star Wars” universe between the events of “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and “Episode IV: A New Hope,” debuted a sneak peek clip at WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim Saturday (April 19) — watch it above.

IGN reports that executive producer Dave Filoni says this scene is one of the first that will appear in the series and that it is “very much derived from the scene in ‘A New Hope’ where they’re trying to escape from TIE Fighters.”

Filoni also says that “Star Wars Rebels” will feature the same group of characters throughout the series, as opposed to “The Clone Wars,” which focused on a large and varied cast of characters. “You’ll see [the “Rebels”] characters develop over time,” says Filoni. “Hera’s in every episode. You’ll get to see her grow and change and I think that’s incredibly satisfying.”

“Star Wars Rebels” is premiering in fall 2014 on Disney Channel, before moving to Disney 😄 after the first episode. Watch the introductions to several key characters below.

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