STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES
PREMIERES MONDAY 24th OCTOBER AT 4PM ON DISNEY XD
Introducing new heroes and villains to the Star Wars universe, the animated television series Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will premiere on Monday 24th October at 4pm on Disney XD (please note this is under strict embargo until 00.01 on 3rd October). Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga.
The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies (Glee), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd (Arrow), is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm’s Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family.
The humorous and action-packed tale of good versus evil begins in the launch episode titled A Hero Discovered, which sees Rowan uncover the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. The series will then continue from Monday to Thursday at 4pm, following the Freemaker siblings as their world is turned upside down in an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm and is the first television series created in partnership with the LEGO Group, Disney and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins of Madagascar), Torsten Jacobson (LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales) and Jill Wilfert (The LEGOTM Movie) also serve as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck (Star Wars Rebels), Jason Cosler (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!), Jake Blais and John McCormack.
Great news for UK fans, Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures premieres in the UK on Monday 24th October at 4pm on Disney XD – Read on for the full press release…