Disney XD has ordered “LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales,” a limited series that retells the entire saga — from “The Phantom Menace” to “Return of the Jedi” — in chronological order, from the perspective s of C-3PO and R2-D2.
Unfolding over five 22-minute episodes, the series begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, where the two droids regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and others with tales of their adventures that brought them to that point. But an accidental kidnapping occurs while they’re reminiscing, and viewers are taken on a new journey that prompts a retelling of the entire “Star Wars” saga, in chronological order.
“Since we introduced our first ‘LEGO Star War’s set in 1999, we have seen and heard from countless ‘Star Wars’ fans who have used LEGO bricks to tell their own version of this timeless story, re-enacting favorite scenes and imagining new story lines,” Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group, said in a statement. “‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ gives us an opportunity to share highlights of the Star Wars story with a sense of humor and excitement that can only be conveyed through the LEGO brick, and will be a fun resource for families as they gear up for the next movie.”
“Droid Tales” will air later this year, in plenty of time for the Dec. 18 premiere of “Star Wars; The Force Awakens.” However, no specific dates were given.
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