It is a dark time. The Jedi are no more, and the Empire rules the galaxy with an iron fist - bringing tyranny to the Outer Rim world of Lothal. Their ominous presence is a cloud over the planet, squashing any hope of freedom or a better life, especially for 14-year-old orphan Ezra Bridger. But the young con artist soon finds that destiny has other plans for him, as he encounters a small band of rebels who dare to strike back against the Empire.
Set five years before "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" following the fall of the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Council, the series follows a motley group of rebels (all of whom have been affected by the Galactic Empire in one form or the other) that band together aboard a freighter starship called the Ghost. The series will also focus on the origins of some of the groups that form the Rebel Alliance.
Using the life of the Skywalker twins (Luke and Leia) as a measure, the series will be active in the story years that come after their separation as newborns and before their (unwitting) reunion on the prison level of the Death Star.
Star Wars Rebels - Spark of Rebellion Synopsis and Schedule