LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One is the first season of the animated television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. The season consisted of thirteen 22-minute long episodes that aired on Disney XD between June 20 and August 29, 2016.
The first season of The Freemaker Adventures was created by Bill Motz and Bob Roth, who conceptualized the story as the adventures of a scavenging family between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The series drew on characters and plot elements from both the Star Wars Original and Prequel trilogies. The first season was jointly produced by the LEGO Group, Lucasfilm, and Wil Film.
The first season was directed by Michael Hegner, Jens Møller, Martin Skov, Frederik Budolph-Larsen, and Per Risager. Meanwhile, illustrator and art director Doug Chiang and LEGO Lead Model Designer Erik Varszegi worked on designing the show's objects and structures. Veteran Lucasfilm sound editor Matthew Wood served as the show's sound designer and also voiced the B1 battle droid character R0-GR ("Roger"). The first season's music score was composed by Michael Kramer, who drew inspiration from John Williams, who had worked on several Star Wars films.
The Freemaker Adventures' first season was distributed by The Walt Disney Company through its digital cable and satellite television channel Disney XD. StarWars.com also released three promotional trailers in the early half of 2016 to promote the series. Beginning with "A Hero Discovered", the first four episodes were released between June 20 and June 23, 2016 on Disney XD along with several other platforms including Video on Demand and the Disney XD app on computers, phones, and other devices.
After the fifth episode "Peril on Kashyyyk" debuted on June 27, the series took a two-week hiatus until the release of "Crossing Paths" on July 11, 2016. The series than ran until the premiere of its thirteenth episode "Return of the Kyber Saber" on August 29. On December 6, the first season was released in the form of two-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets entitled LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Complete Season One. The complete first season collection also included several bonus items including promotional clips, the one-minute Freemaker Salvage and Repair video, behind the scenes footage, and interviews with cast members.
|Episode||Image||Title||Original Airdate||Prod. #|
|01||"A Hero Discovered"||June 20, 2016||101|
|Rowan meets a Jedi named Naare and learns of the Kyber Saber...|
|02||"The Mines of Graballa"||June 21, 2016||102|
|While attempting to retrieve the Kyber Saber Crystal from an asteroid field, Rowan is captured by Graballa the Hutt|
|03||"Zander's Joyride"||June 22, 2016||103|
|When Zander takes a classic starfighter out for a joyride, he winds up in the clutches of Darth Vader...|
|04||"The Lost Treasure of Cloud City"||June 23, 2016||104|
|A hunt for precious cargo brings the Freemakers to Cloud City...|
|05||"Peril on Kashyyyk"||June 27, 2016||105|
|Kordi's attempts to save money force the Freemakers into trouble on Kashyyyk...|
|06||"Crossing Paths"||July 11, 2016||106|
|Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia show the Freemakers the selfless nature of The Force.|
|07||"Race on Tatooine"||July 18, 2016||107|
|Graballa lures the Freemakers into a trap.|
|08||"The Test"||July 25, 2016||108|
|The Freemakers meet Hondo who gives them a seemingly simple job that turns out to be much harder than they thought.|
|09||"The Kyber Saber Crystal Chase"||August 1, 2016||109|
|The Freemakers are in hot pursuit of the remaining Kyber Saber Crystals, but each time they find one, Naare steals it away.|
|10||"The Maker of Zoh"||August 8, 2016||110|
|The Freemakers travel to Zoh where they meet the Maker, who teaches Rowan how to build using the Force.|
|11||"Showdown on Hoth"||August 15, 2016||111|
|The conclusion for the race for the Kyber Saber Crystals looms on the horizon.|
|12||"Duel of Destiny"||August 22, 2016||112|
|Rowan and Naare enter into a lightsaber duel with unbelievable consequences.|
|13||"Return of the Kyber Saber"||August 29, 2016||113|
|The exciting battle for the Kyber Saber comes down to Rowan vs Naare vs the Emperor!|
- This is the only season of the TV series to be released in a low pitch for all of its NTSC releases (as opposed to being sourced from NTSC masters in its PAL releases); the next season (starting with season 2) would start being correctly kept in a normal pitch in NTSC releases.