Thursday, May 3, 2018

New 'Forces of Destiny' Episodes to be Released Tomorrow

By: Dominic Jones

To coincide with International Star Wars Day tomorrow (aka May the 4th be with you), Lucasfilm will be releasing eight new episodes of the animated micro-series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.  The episodes will be released on the official Disney YouTube channel at 10am PT, and then will be collected into a half hour TV special which will air May 25th (same day as Solo hits theaters, also the 41st anniversary of Star Wars) on Disney Channel.  The eight new episodes will feature characters such as Rey, Finn, Ahasoka Tano, Padme Amidala, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulaa, and Ezra Bridger.  You can read the episode descriptions below,

“Chopper and Friends”

When Chopper enlists a pair of Ewoks to help crew the Ghost, Hera is surprised to discover how resourceful the little warriors are.


“Monster Misunderstanding” 

 After a water monster attacks the docks of Naboo, Queen Amidala discovers that poachers have been trying to steal the creature’s baby.


“Art History” 

While on a covert mission to free their people, Sabine and her brother risk everything to destroy an Imperial outpost that has defaced an important Mandalorian monument.



After discovering that porgs have been tearing blue wiring out of the Falcon, Chewbacca goes on a mission to find the blue moss they need for their nest.


“Perilous Pursuit”  

In a dangerous snowspeeder chase across Starkiller Base, Rey and Finn work together to escape relentless snowtroopers.


“Traps and Tribulations”  

Luke and Leia help a pair of Ewoks by resetting their traps to stop a rampaging Gorax.


“A Disarming Lesson” 

During a lightsaber training exercise, Ahsoka encourages Ezra to find his inner strength in order to anticipate her attacks on the fly.

The new episodes will also feature the debut of a new writer for the series.  Lucasfilm publicist Tracy Cannobio announced on Twitter that the new episodes debuting tomorrow are written by Nicole Dubuc.  Debuc has previously written for Star Wars Rebels, with the Season Three episodes "Hera's Heroes", "An Inside Man", and "Through Imperial Eyes" being written by her.  Other writing credits for Dubuc include Young Justice, Transformers: Rescue Bots, and The Octonaughts.
Catch up on Star Wars: Forces of Destiny below:
Season One:

Season Two:

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is written by Nicole Dubuc and Jennifer Muro, and executive produced by Dave Filoni and Carrie Beck.  Previous episodes of the series have featured several actors from the live action films and animated series reprising their roles, including Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Felicity Jones, Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Ashley Eckstein, Tiya Sircar, Cat Taber, and Vanessa Marshall.

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