Forces of Destiny Focuses on Girl Power in Star Wars

Starting this week Lucasfilm is releasing Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a 2D animated web series by Lucasfilm Animation series getting distributed on YouTube. The first episode is below. The series centers on female characters across multiple eras and installments of the franchise. Episodes are two to three minutes each and eight will be released in July 2017 with an additional eight will be released in fall 2017.

There are some heavy hitters behind this series starting with developer Dave Filoni, who has led Lucasfilm Animation for years. The original actresses from the movies will voice their characters in the series including Ashley Eckstein, Felicity Jones, Vanessa Marshall, Daisy Ridley and more. The series narrator will be Oscar winner (and voice of Maz Kanata) Lupita Nyong’o. Having a daughter that loves Star Wars, I’m really happy Lucasfilm is giving her more stories from her favorite Star Wars characters.