Lucasfilm and Disney have just released the first installment of the new Forces of Destiny micro series on their YouTube channel, entitled Sands of Jakku . The episode takes place on Jakku (obviously) and appears to occur shortly after Rey has rescued BB-8 from Teedo. Rey and BB-8 encounter the same type of creature BB-8 rolled by at night in The Force Awakens, a creature that we all likely assumed was a harmless adjunct in the grand scheme of things, but it turns out this harmless looking wide red-eyed alien has a lot more going on under the sands of Jakku than we imagined, and it turns out this desert monster, known as the Nightwatcher Worm which feeds on junk and is more than happy to satisfy its hunger with BB-8.
The episode shows Rey and BB-8 having to deal with the Nightwatcher Worm . What quite sweet is that original The Force Awakens actresses Lupita Nyong’o voices Maz Kanata and so does Daisy Ridley as Rey.
There’s quite a nice scene where Rey almost uses some hidden Jedi and Force intuition to avert the Nightwatcher Worm from sensing her.