Star Wars Holiday Specials have a reputation, and LEGO had decided to take on that mantle with the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+. Now the brand is going to be taking on a different holiday this October.
Here’s our first look at LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales:
This non-canon story takes place after the events of the first LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and will follow Poe Dameron and BB-8 as they land into some shenanigans on the planet of Mustafar. The official description of the plot from StarWars.com reads:
After the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Poe Dameron and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt. The crime boss has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.
With the future of Star Wars looking to be heavily leaning in on the Prequel and Original trilogy timelines, it’s a relief to get some sort of update on the Sequel era—even if it’s a non-canon Halloween special. We don’t know what Disney plans to do with the characters, but I think it’s great to see stories that push the timeline forward. Though The Rise of Skywalker is considered a finale, it could be seen as a new beginning for characters like Rey, Poe, and Finn.
Catch LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales when it comes out on Oct. 1.