“Star Wars Rebels,” an animated series coming to Disney Channel in the fall of 2014, tells the story of the Ghost Crew, a group fighting against the Empire. Hera, voiced by Vanessa Marshall, is an ace pilot and the “heart of the Ghost crew.”

Described as strong-willed, warm and nurturing, Hera is a Twi’lek who keeps the crew together. “She knows how to talk to them to get the best out of themselves and to be part of that team,” says Joel Aron, the CG supervisor for “Star Wars Rebels.”

What are Hera’s reasons for rebelling against the Empire? They start out being mysterious, but discovering them is part of the show.

“Star Wars Rebels” will have a one-hour premiere in the fall of 2014 with the series following on Disney ­čśä channels worldwide.

Posted by:Laurel Brown