Lucasfilm is celebrating this year’s Star Wars Day by releasing all six episodes of Star Wars: Tales of the Empire, a thematic follow-up to 2022’s Tales of the Jedi. While Tales of the Jedi followed Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku’s respective rise and fall, Tales of the Empire presents fans with two women on darker paths: Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) and former Jedi Barriss Offee (Meredith Salenger). But in the first preview scene from the series, Morgan finds herself in almost a heroic role as she goes up against General Grievous (Matthew Wood).

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars and in Revenge of the Sith, Grievous was a Kaleesh cyborg who was taught how to effectively wield multiple lightsabers by Count Dooku. Several Jedi died at Grievous’ hands, which is why Morgan and her fellow Nightsisters are so overwhelmed in their battle against him.

Inosanto originated the role of Morgan Elsbeth in The Mandalorian Season 2, when she was revealed to be an associate of Grand Admiral Thrawn. She reprised her role in the Ahsoka series last year. Morgan’s side of Tales of the Empire will presumably reveal how she ended up in Thrawn’s service.

Barriss Offee’s episodes of Tales of the Empire will depict her training to become one of the Inquisitors who hunted down the Jedi. In The Clone Wars, Barriss was one of Ahsoka’s best friends, before she betrayed her and the Jedi Order. Perhaps we’ll get to see Barriss and Ahsoka face off one more time in this series for some resolution of their conflict.

Star Wars: Tales of the Empire is set to be released on May 4 on Disney+.

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