When the popular Lucasfilm-produced web series “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” made its debut with eight short episodes back in July, fans got a big kick out of seeing female hero-driven animation that breezily filled in the gaps between plot points between the three “Star Wars” movie trilogies, the two canon TV shows, and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Now “Forces of Destiny” is returning for its second batch of episodes (not quite a second season, since these were all made at the same time) and voice talent from across the “Star Wars” universe is helping to bring the high-energy series to life once again.
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Expect to hear Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla), Catherine Taber (Padme Amidala), and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) all reprise their roles, plus appearances by legendary Star Wars characters Han Solo and of course Princess Leia.
The new collection of “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” episodes will be split into two half-hour Disney Channel specials, the first of which will air this Sunday, October 1st at 8:00 PM, followed by the second on October 29th. The installments will then make their debuts on the Disney YouTube page after the televised premieres.