Video: You don't have to wait until December for new Star Wars stories. There will actually be some released next week when short-form animated series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny officially premieres on YouTube.
Sabine and Leia talk on Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. Image: YouTube
The show, which features the voices of Star Wars actresses Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Ashley Eckstein, Tiya Sircar, Lupita Nyong'o and others, will debut on YouTube.com/Disney on July 4. Then, a new short will appear on the page every day at 3:00AM AEST, culminating in a TV broadcast on Disney Channel in the US July 9.
Here's a new look at the series.
And since we know you're wondering if these stories are canon -- it seems like they are. You can read more specifics on the stories and where they fit into the timeline below.
Late last night, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Forces of Destiny, a new animated series/merchandise line focusing on the female heroes of the Star Wars galaxy. The idea of new stories with these characters was already fascinating, but now that we know even more about the series, we can't wait until it arrives.