Freddie Prinze Jr. to Voice New Character Kanan on Star Wars Rebels

"He's been forced to shove a massive part of his life under the bed, so to speak," Prinze said. "Is he living a lie? At a certain point, the lie kind of becomes the reality. And to suddenly be forced back into your Jedi ways, it'd be a bit of a challenge for him. And pretty awesome, too, when you can see what a Jedi can actually do."

Check out the full video about Kanan below to learn even more details about the new character.

Set between the events of "Episode III" and "IV" — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen – "Star Wars Rebels" takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.

The show will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Set to debut this summer as a film on the Disney Channel, the full series is expected to debut this fall on Disney XD.