As if the cast announcement for the next Star Wars feature wasn’t enough, Disney has announced it will premiere May 4 the trailer for its upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels.
The trailer for the series will premiere in a global, multiplatform debut on a date — May 4, as in “May the Fourth Be With You” — that has evolved into an unofficial, fan-driven holiday for the beloved movie franchise.
On May 4 at 12:01 a.m. PT, the trailer will be available across multiple sites including www.StarWars.com, www.ABC.com, www.ESPN.com and www.Disney.com. ABC’s Good Morning America will air an exclusive 30-second sneak peek at the trailer on May 2.
In the U.S., Disney XD will feature the Star Wars Rebels trailer during the premiere of LEGO’s Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The trailer also will air on Disney Channel, ABC, ABC Family, Fusion, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 at varying times throughout the day.
The trailer also will debut on Disney XD and Disney Channels in countries spanning across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Australia — reaching an estimated 105 million households in over 50 countries, across six continents and over 20 time zones.
Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.