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David Oyelowo & Freddie Prinze, Jr. onboard for new Star Wars TV series

September 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT

Star Wars The Force will soon be strong for The Butler star David Oyelowo and Freddie Prinze, Jr. - the two stars have signed on to be part of George Lucas' new CGI-animated Star Wars TV series.

The actors have joined the cast of Star Wars: Rebels, which is currently in development at Lucasfilm Animation for cable network Disney XD.

Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum will lead the voice actors in the series, which will make its debut at the end of 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Oyelowo is currently receiving rave reviews for his role as Forest Whitaker's son in Lee Daniels' The Butler, while Scooby Doo star Prinze, Jr. is a die-hard Star Wars superfan.

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