New heroes and villains are joining the LEGO Star Wars Universe. The animated series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi… or the Han Solo On Ice stage. It focuses on a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. Designed with an action / comedy tone, the new series will include familiar characters and locations from the 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 when Rowan discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. Their world is turned upside down as they are thrown into 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.
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures starts June 20th at 10 AM EST on Disney XD with new episodes airing on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd as well.