A Time-Travelling “Star Wars” Holiday Special

In 1978, “The Star Wars Holiday Special” was aired on television to a very confused and unamused audience causing the film to never be aired again. 42 years later, a sequel of sorts is being released on Disney+ called “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special.”

Coming out Nov. 17, “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” is set after “Rise of Skywalker” and follows the main group celebrating the Wookie holiday of Life Day, first shown in the 1978 holiday special. As Rey sets off to join the group for the holiday, she discovers a object that transports her into the past. However, this causes problems as it allows Emperor Palpatine another opportunity to take over the galaxy in the future. This leads Rey, along with other “Star Wars” heroes from the past, to fight against the evil threat and make it to the Life Day Celebration.

The special features a mix of cast members from both the actual films (Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels) and the animated series (Matt Lanter, Tom Kane and James Arnold Taylor) reprising their roles. It will also be directed by Ken Cunningham, director of “Glenn Martin DDS” and “LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom.”

“The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” shows that the people behind “Star Wars” are still working on providing different forms of content for the franchise with Season Two of “The Mandalorian” going on along with other series focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor being worked on.

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