Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that the upcoming animated preschool series Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior on Star Wars Day, May 4th.
Taking place in the High Republic-era (around a century or so before the events of the Prequel Trilogy and, erm, Order 66…), Young Jedi Adventures follows Kai Brightstar (Jamaal Avery, Jr.), Lys Solay (Juliet Donenfeld) and Nubs (Dee Bradley Baker), three Jedi Younglings training under Master Yoda (Piotr Michael), who – along with their friends Nash Durango (Emma Berman) and RJ-83 (Jonathan Lipow) – explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way.
“Star Wars transcends generations; fans of all ages deeply connect with its imaginative worlds, mythic stories, and unique characters,” states executive producer James Waugh. “When developing Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, the first Star Wars series created for preschoolers, the creative team never stopped thinking about how this show may be a youngling’s first step into a larger world, and their first time experiencing the limitless potential of the Star Wars galaxy. 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.”
Our collaboration with Lucasfilm on this series is an amazing opportunity to introduce this universally cherished franchise to a younger generation. As an early entry point into Star Wars, we have created a series with exciting new and familiar characters and storylines that highlight the values of compassion, teamwork, and friendship, which are important elements for all of our Disney Junior programming.”
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on May 4th 2023.