On the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, co-host Anthony Carboni sat down with Lucasfilm VP of animation development Carrie Beck to discuss the upcoming Star Wars Forces of Destiny series.
Star Wars Forces of Destiny is a series of eight 2-D animated female led shorts that will highlight the female heroes of the Star Wars galaxy in an effort to attract more female fans to the Lucasfilm franchise.
When asked about how the development team decided what stories to tell in Forces of Destiny, Beck explained that they looked for moments that would showcase heroic moments that build great character:
“We looked at the stories that are being told right now and then given the knowledge we have about where we might go in the future we started to look for what were the examples of the moments that would display those acts of everyday heroism, the small moments of courage, of bravery, of just the moments that build great character.”
To watch the full interview and hear Beck discuss her role as VP of animation development and how she got started at Lucasfilm you can check out the latest episode of The Star Wars Show below which also includes lightsaber training with the Saber Guild fan group and an unboxing of a full-scale life-size R2-D2 from Sideshow Collectibles.
Star Wars Forces of Destiny will feature the voices of Daisy Ridley as Rey, Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, and Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata. In addition, Shelby Young will take on the role of Princess Leia due to the untimely passing of Carrie Fisher. A yet to be named actress is also taking over for Natalie Portman as the voice of Padmé Amidala.
Disney will premiere the series on the network’s YouTube channel with the series set to be joined by an additional eight shorts in a pair of TV specials airing on the Disney Channel.
Star Wars Forces of Destiny will be available on Disney YouTube this July.