On the 2019 Star Wars Celebration final April, Lucasfilm and Disney Publishing introduced an ambitious-sounding plan: to inform one cohesive story over a collection of books, comics, and if later rumors have been to be believed, perhaps extra.

Authors Cavan Scott (Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Area, IDW’s Star Wars Adventures), Claudia Grey (Grasp & Apprentice, Bloodline), Justina Eire (Spark of the Resistance, Lando’s Luck), Daniel José Older (Final Shot, “Born within the Storm”), and Charles Soule (Marvel’s Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren, Star Wars: Darth Vader: Darkish Lord of the Sith) have been all concerned in “Venture Luminous,” the tales would start launching in 2020, and … that’s the place the opening scroll ended. Nobody knew what the story was about, when it was set, the way it may thread by way of the Skywalker Saga, or something pertinent about what was within the works.

However now we do.

On Monday evening, the 5 Venture Luminous authors and Mike Siglain, inventive director, at Lucasfilm, gathered at Walt Disney Studios to drag again the curtain on the cross-medium occasion. Siglain says he first pitched the idea of an inter-connected historic Star Wars story again in 2014. Now, after tons of inventive conferences, idea artwork, and Kathleen Kennedy’s stamp of approval to go wild and experiment, Lucasfilm and its publishing companions have beget The Excessive Republic. Going down in pax romana of the Star Wars universe, The HIgh Republic tales discover the Jedi serving as a sort of Knights of the Roundtable for the galaxy, and a brand new menace, the Nihil, pushing the to the brink. The premise of the books and comics boils right down to a easy query: “What scares the Jedi?”

In Part 1, the tales embody Soule’s novel Mild of the Jedi, Eire’s middle-grade novel A Check of Braveness, Scott’s The Excessive Republic Marvel comedian, Grey’s Into the Darkish novel, and Older’s IDW e-book The Excessive Republic Adventures. Right here’s the primary idea artwork from the tales:

Polygon is reporting reside from the Venture Luminous occasion. We’ll replace this story with further particulars as they’re introduced.