Just one day before the Star Wars Rebels TV Movie premieres on Disney XD, the channel announced that the new animated series will be getting a second season. Judging by the massive press tour the cast and crew have been doing, the pilot premiere over at Comic-Con, and the special preview which aired this week exclusively on WATCH Disney XD and other digital platforms. The overall consensus is great, and that it reminds us of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh made the second season order announcement earlier today.
The series is set five years before the events of Episode IV, years after the fall of the Jedi Order, and will center on a group of bandits who will help spark the revolution against the Galactic Empire.
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Lucasfilm VP of Creative Development Kiri Hart said of the announcement:
“We all love making ‘Rebels,’ so we couldn’t be happier that it’s moving into a second season. Our fantastic creative team is dreaming up new stories for the crew of the Ghost that will expand their experience of the galaxy and deepen their heroes’ journeys. The fan response to the show has been amazing, humbling and inspiring. We’re looking forward to the adventure ahead.”
Created by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Carrie Beck, Star Wars Rebels features the voice talents of Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Grey, Tiya Sircar, Steven Blum, Vanessa Marshall, Jason Issacs, and David Oyelowo.
The TV movie will premiere tomorrow, October 3, on Disney XD at 9pm, and will air new episodes every Monday at 9 pm starting October 13.