Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is scheduled to premiere on Disney Plus and Disney Junior on May 4, Lucasfilm said Thursday. The all-ages animated series will arrive as fans celebrate Star Wars Day 2023 (aka May the 4th, a play on "May the Force be with you").
The show is set during the High Republic era, more than 200 years before the Skywalker Saga seen in the movies, and follows Jedi younglings as they learn the ways of the Force. They'll study under Master Yoda, who's looking fresh-faced compared with the 900-year-old we meet in The Empire Strikes Back.
In a release, executive producer James Waugh spoke about how Young Jedi Adventures is the "first Star Wars series created for preschoolers."
"The show's characters, tone, and the life lessons woven throughout each episode were written just for them, and our talented team was committed to honoring the cinematic legacy while staying true to the expectations of parents for the youngest of audiences," he said.
Anime-inspired anthology series Star Wars: Visions returns to Disney Plus for volume 2 on May 4 as well.
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