By: Dominic Jones
Star Wars Rebels executive producer Simon Kinberg spoke with Collider recently about the upcoming animated series. Kinberg covered many topics and made a few reveals. First off he revealed that season one will 16 episodes long, and that he is not only writing the two-part premiere, but the season finale as well. He also suggested that this pattern would be repeated in future seasons, with him writing the premiere and the finale.
He was also asked about writing dialogue for original trilogy characters, specifically Lando. While he didn't confirm whether or not Lando would be in the series, he did discuss the process of writing for characters from the original trilogy saying,
"Writing dialogue for any of the legacy characters is as big a thrill as anything I’ve ever had in my life. I said this to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] that when I open up a Final Draft document, and I tab over to “Character” and it’s a character from the original films—to be nameless until people see them—but if it’s a character from the original films, just typing in those letters and then that being the recorded name in that name database for that script is as surreal, and perhaps more so, than anything I’ve experienced in my career."
You can watch the entire interview with Kinberg below,
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