Star Wars: Forces of Destiny season 2 has arrived, with Hera, Sabine, and more heroes getting the spotlight on some of their untold adventures. We may eventually get more than one Star Wars movie a year - given how many projects are currently in the works - but outside of theaters, there's already a surplus of content. Along with more Star Wars comic books and novels, Lucasfilm is expanding its efforts to explore new stories set in a galaxy far, far away on the small screen.
In particular, Disney XD and the Disney YouTube channel have been rolling out mini episodes for their animated series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny since last year. Meant to put more of a focus on the franchise's female characters, just about every major Star Wars heroine has gotten an episode focused on them by now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Rose Tico joins Forces of Destiny too, for one of the new season 2 episodes.
Disney has released the next eight episodes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny online, spotlighting a bevy of characters. In particular, we get to see a past mission featuring Hera, Sabine, and Chopper where they stick it to the Empire and acquire some valuable supplies. Judging from Sabine's blue and green hair, this takes place during Star Wars Rebels season 2, but it's still nice to see some of the Ghost crew back together following the Rebels series finale.
With Rebels at an end, fans are curious about the future of Star Wars TV. Thankfully, the Rebels finale paved the way for future animated Star Wars TV shows and project to go in a number of different directions. In what is perhaps even more exciting news, Star Wars is also going to start exploring live-action stories on the small screen soon. It's now been confirmed thatJon Favreau is writing and producing Lucasfilm's first live-action Star Wars TV show for Disney's streaming service, which launches in 2019.
It's not yet clear how long everyone will have to wait or either the first live-acton Star Wars TV show or the next animated series. In the meantime, Forces of Destiny will continue to fill in the gaps in the franchise's larger mythology. In addition to Sabine and Hera, the new episodes also follow Anakin and Ahsoka, show Luke training with Yoda, and offer new adventures for Rey, Jyn, Rose, and, of course, the Porgs. Like last year, there's a good chance that we will be getting the second half of the season this fall, so expect more Star Wars: Forces of Destiny episodes to arrive sooner than later.