A series of animated short films called Star Wars: Forces of Destiny that will focus on the female characters of Star Wars - specifically Leia Organa, Padme Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Rey, and Jyn Erso - was recently announced at Celebration. The first eight shorts will air this July and another eight will follow in the fall.
The voice cast includes Daisy Ridley as Rey, Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, John Boyega as Finn, Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Venessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, Catherine Taber as Padme Amidala, and Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata. Leia will be voiced by Shelby Young.
I would have rather had these as longer episodes because I will miss having Star Wars on TV when Rebels ends, but because the voice cast is so impressive and the fact that they are canon is enough to get me a little excited about this. Jyn has become one of my favourite "canon" characters and obviously we won't get any stories with her following the events of Rogue One, so I'll take whatever I can get. It's also cool to see 2D animation getting some attention.
Where sky and water meet,
Where the waves grow sweet,
Doubt not, Reepicheep,
To find all you seek,
There is the utter east.