Disney, Disney Junior, and Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that the upcoming animated children’s show Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will release on Disney+ and Disney Junior on May 4, 2023.
Alongside the announcement of a release date, two new images for the series were released, one of which showcases Master Yoda, Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs, as well as their friends, Nash and RJ-83 on the planet of Tenoo. The second image shows Lys, Kai, and Nubs in a training sequence, with their lightsabers out and ready for practice.
Check out the new images for Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures below:
Young Jedi Adventures will follow original stories of Younglings — young Jedi recruits — as they are swept into a world of adventure and begin their journies on the path to becoming full Jedi Knights. The series will see the Younglings grappling with various topics, including compassion, self-discipline, teamwork, patience, and friendship. The series is set to premiere sometime in 2023. The series will see Michael Olson act as showrunner.
The new series not only marks the first full-length animated Star Wars series created for a younger audience, but it also marks one of the first series to be set in The High Republic era, a new era in the Star Wars canon that Disney established earlier this year. The High Republic era is set about 200 years prior to the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
So far, the only media to appear in The High Republic era has been a variety of novels and comics named after the era, although the Disney+ series The Acolyte is also set to take place in The High Republic era when it premieres sometime in the future.