With the sale of the Star Wars franchise to Disney, the mega corporation's plans to refocus the series' canon on the movies caused some consternation among fans of the Expanded Universe (EU), but there's a new hope. Elements of the EU canon, including content from the Star Wars Role-Playing Game, will be included in Star Wars Rebels, an upcoming CGI animated series that takes place between "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope":
In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. While the universe that readers knew is changing, it is not being discarded. Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content of the Expanded Universe. For example, elements of the EU are included in Star Wars Rebels. The Inquisitor, the Imperial Security Bureau, and Sienar Fleet Systems are story elements in the new animated series, and all these ideas find their origins in roleplaying game material published in the 1980s.