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"Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia's heroism, Rey's courage, or Ahsoka's tenacity....We're thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It is a fun new way for people to experience Star Wars."
Kathleen Kennedy[src]

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is a canon animated micro-series that takes place around all eras of the Star Wars universe.[1] Consisting of sixteen episodes, it began airing online on the Disney YouTube channel on July 3, 2017, and aired on television on July 9, 2017, after the release of the first eight episodes.[3] It is accompanied by its own toy line and a series of tie-in books.[8] A 5-issue weekly comic book miniseries was released in January, 2018 by IDW Publishing.[9]


In September 2016, Disney Television president Ben Sherwood revealed that he had been working with Lucasfilm on a new animated series.[10] With the debut of the third season of Star Wars Rebels, it was announced that Dave Filoni had stepped down as Supervising Director, in favor of working on "future animation development."[11] Around this time, Jennifer Muro announced on her Twitter page that she was writing for a new Lucasfilm project.[12][13]

The project was first announced in an Entertainment Weekly article on April 13, 2017. It revealed the name of the series, the cast and crew, and that the first eight episodes would be released on Disney's YouTube channel and another eight episodes would air on Disney Channel during the fall.[1] The next day at Celebration Orlando (during the "Heroines of Star Wars" panel) the episode "BB-8 Bandits," which ended up being the second episode released online, was premiered.[2]


As announced on June 27, 2017, the first eight shorts were released on YouTube one a day from July 3 to July 9,[3] when they were released on Disney Channel. In October, eight more episodes were released.[14] The release of the show was accompanied by a series of young reader books and comics, as well as a line of Hasbro toys.[7]

On September 9 during the Forces of Destiny panel on HasCon it was announced that more shorts were planned to be released during 2018.[15] On March 16, 2018 eight more episodes were announced to debut on March 19 on Disney's YouTube channel,[16] and seven more episodes were released on May 4.[4]

As of November 12, 2019, the series is available on the Disney+ streaming service.[17]


The episodes compiled into Volume 1 were first released on home video as part of a DVD. The disc was packaged with other Star Wars releases exclusively at the retailer Walmart at Christmas 2017.[18] "Ewok Escape" was included among the "sneak peeks" on the Coco Blu ray.[19]


By type 
Cast Crew Uncredited




Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
  • 16 episodes
  • 2 TV specials
November 1, 2017[35]
  • 16 episodes
  • 2 TV specials
March 19, 2018[16] May 25, 2018[4]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 Breznican, Anthony: Star Wars highlights female heroes in Forces of Destiny — first look (2017-04-13). ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 StarWars.com SWCO 2017: 5 Highlights from the "Heroines of Star Wars" Panel on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 StarWars.com Star Wars Forces of Destiny to Debut July 3 on YouTube on StarWars.com (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 LaSalata, Justin: New 'Forces Of Destiny' Episodes Arrive May 4, TV Special on May 25. jedinews.co.uk. Jedi News. Archived from the original on June 26, 2018.
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter: "Allow me to introduce @NicoleDubuc - writer of the new #ForcesofDestiny eps debuting tomorrow! Nicole also wrote #StarWarsRebels eps "Through Imperial Eyes," "An Inside Man" and "Hera's Heroes", so...she's obviously awesome.)" (backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 TwitterLogo.svg Jennifer Muro (@jennifermuro) on Twitter: "My credit is classic blue against the star field. Don't know what to do with myself. Dream come true. #starwars #ForcesOfDestiny" (backup link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 StarWars.com Rey, Ahsoka Tano, and More Iconic Heroes to Star in New Star Wars Forces of Destiny Animated Micro-Series on StarWars.com (backup link)
  8. StarWars.com SWCO 2017: First Look at Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Covers and More Reveals from Lucasfilm's Writers Roundtable Discussion on StarWars.com (backup link)
  9. Holub, Christian: Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny comic will highlight the saga's heroines (2017-10-06). ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 4, 2019.
  10. Guthrie, Marisa: Disney/ABC TV's Ben Sherwood on a 'Star Wars' Series, "Mistakes" in Michael Strahan's 'Live' Exit and Bob Iger's Future (2016-09-14). hollywoodreporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 15, 2020.
  11. Young, Bryan: 'Star Wars Rebels:' Filoni No Longer Supervising Director (2016-09-23). bigshinyrobot.com. Big Shiny Robot. Archived from the original on March 19, 2020.
  12. TwitterLogo.svg Jennifer Muro (@JENmuro) on Twitter: "Lothcat's out of the bag. Bottom line: it's a new thing & I've taken my first step into a larger world. #Lucasfilm" (screenshot)
  13. Jones, Dominic: Jennifer Muro is Working on a New Lucasfilm Project (2016-08-03). starwarsunderworld.com. Star Wars Underworld. Archived from the original on January 21, 2020.
  14. TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter: "Hi! 8 eps are debuting now, another 8 in October. Rey/Finn is October. ;)" (backup link)
  15. TwitterLogo.svg CollectorsCantina (@CollectCantina) on Twitter: "#ForcesOfDestiny UPDATE: next 8 episodes arrive in October and will then be on TV in compilation form. ALL NEW episodes arrive in 2018" (backup link)
  16. 16.0 16.1 LaSalata, Justin: 'Forces Of Destiny' Returns March 19 On Disney YouTube (2018-03-16). jedinews.co.uk. Jedi News. Archived from the original.
  17. G., Matt: Disney+ in NZ – Your Questions Answered (2019-11-16). swnz.co.nz. Star Wars New Zealand. Archived from the original.
  18. YouTube.png From the Star Wars Home Video Library #131: Walmart Holiday Reissues with Forces of Destiny on the Nathan Butler YouTube channel (backup link)
  19. Reif, Alex: Blu-Ray Review: Pixar's "Coco" (2018-02-26). laughingplace.com. laughingplace.com. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 Credits
  21. TwitterLogo.svg Jennifer Muro (@jennifermuro) on Twitter: "And yes, Ketsu is being played by the amazing Gina Torres! #StarWars #ForcesOfDestiny #Firefly" (backup link)
  22. Crouse, Megan: Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Is About the "Everyday Heroism" of Its Female Characters (2017-06-22). denofgeek.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2020.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny: Volume 3 cast list.
  24. TwitterLogo.svg Shelby Young (@shelby_young) on Twitter: "Excited to say that along with #Leia, I also had the opportunity to voice #Kneesaa in this batch of #ForcesofDestiny episodes!!! A very happy #MayTheFourth indeed" (screenshot)
  25. TwitterLogo.svg Matthew Wood (@matthewood) on Twitter: "@Mirahtrunks @missingwords Another fact: Teedo in Forces of Destiny is played by the same voice actor from The Force Awakens, the talented @DaveAcord !" (backup link)
  26. 26.0 26.1 TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter: "Update from our amazing Casting Director Lindsay - 3PO = voiced by Anthony Daniels & trooper in the Leia/Ewoks short = voiced by @DaveAcord" (backup link)
  27. TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter: "For everyone asking - yes, it is indeed Tom Kane voicing Yoda in #ForcesofDestiny. Happy Friday!" (backup link)
  28. 28.0 28.1 TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter: "Welcome @AJLoCascio and @kiffvh as younger/older Han Solo's in #ForcesofDestiny!!" (screenshot)
  29. 29.0 29.1 Lee Lenker, Maureen: Porgs, Rose Tico, Luke Skywalker, and more get animated for Star Wars Forces of Destiny (2018-03-16). ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 6, 2020.
  30. TwitterLogo.svg Olivia Hack (@GoodOliviaHack) on Twitter: "Hey! I play Qi'ra in the new #StarWars Forces of Destiny short! Hope you all go see #SoloAStarWarsStory this weekend and love it! So thrilled I got to voice this character! #YouTube" (backup link)
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 TwitterLogo.svg Ghostbot (@ghostbot) on Twitter: "So proud of our crew at Lucasfilm and Ghostbot. One of the best partnerships we've been a part of... 1/2" (backup link)
  32. 32.0 32.1 TwitterLogo.svg Ghostbot (@ghostbot) on Twitter: "2/2 Animation takes a small army. #ForcesofDestiny" (backup link)
  33. TwitterLogo.svg Ryan Shore (@ryanshore) on Twitter: "I'm beyond excited to be scoring STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY for #Lucasfilm! @starwars #starwars" (backup link)
  34. Disney YouTube.jpg Star Wars Forces of Destiny | Sands of Jakku | Disney on the official Disney YouTube channel (backup link)
  35. Disney YouTube.jpg Star Wars Forces of Destiny | Crash Course | Disney on the official Disney YouTube channel (backup link)

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