Disney XD will premiere animated adventure comedy series Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures this summer.
The series from Wil Film, the Lego Group and Lucasfilm combines new heroes and villains with familiar Star Wars characters. It stars 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.
Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins Of Madagascar) are developing the series and executive producing with Torsten Jacobson (Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales) and Jill Wilfert (The Lego Movie). Carrie Beck (Star Wars Rebels), Jason Cosler (Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!), Jake Blais and John McCormack are producing.
“We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD,” said Jill Wilfert, VP Licensing & Entertainment at the Lego Group. “The show masterfully combines the rich heritage of storytelling, great characters, action and adventure in a galaxy far, far away with the creativity, imagination and humor that only Lego Star Wars can deliver.”
Said Carrie Beck, VP Animation Development at Lucasfilm: “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.”