“LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales” Announced

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group have announced “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales,” a new animated special coming to the Disney+ streaming service on October 1st.

This marks the second LEGO “Star Wars” special following last year’s Holiday Special which satirised the original 1978 version.

‘Tales’ picks up after the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” as Poe Dameron and BB-8 make an emergency landing on the planet of Mustafar.

There the pair encounter Graballa the Hutt, the new owner of Darth Vader’s castle who plans to turn it into a luxury hotel for the Sith.

As Poe and BB-8 wait for their X-Wing to be repaired, they team up with Graballa’s mechanic Dean to venture into the bowels of the castle with Vader’s loyal servant Vanee, where he shares three stories perfect for Halloween that are linked to events, artifacts and iconic villains from the canon.

Throughout he lures the trio of unwitting participants further into Vader’s former home where they’ll all have to “face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.”

Voice cast includes Jake Green as Poe Dameron, Raphael Alejandro as Dean, Dana Snyder as Graballa the Hutt, Tony Hale as Vanee, Christian Slater as Ren, Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as NI-L8, and Matt Sloan as Darth Vader.

Ken Cunningham directs from a script by David Shayne.