Fans of the hit animated series Star Wars Rebels need not worry because the show has just been renewed by Disney XD for a third season. Lucasfilm and Disney XD officially made the announcement on the third season order today (Nov. 30). The announcement was made by Disney XD SVP of Programming and General Manager Marc Buhaj. Star Wars Rebels Season 3 is slated to premiere on Disney XD later this year.
Speaking on the announcement of the new season, Buhaj stated: “We are proud to bring our audience a third season of ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ a series that has resonated across generations. The creative team behind the series continues to do a brilliant job in delivering on the key tenets that fans have come to expect from a Star Wars property, including adventure, hope and the battle between good vs. evil.”
Lucasfilm SVP of Development Kiri Hart added: “We’re very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team. The show continues to tell fun, heartfelt, exciting new Star Wars stories week after week, and it’s beloved by fans of all ages. Season Three will see our Rebel heroes face new obstacles and find new allies in their fight against the Empire.”
To date, Star Wars Rebels has climbed the ranks as the No. 2 series in total viewers on the network with 1.3 million viewers. The show has also generated almost four million video starts on WATCH Disney XD. The series is currently in the midst of its second season, with the crew of the spaceship Ghost teaming up with a fledgling Rebel Alliance to combat the forces of the evil empire. This season has also seen the return of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and introduced the new villains called the Inquisitors, including The Seventh Sister Inquisitor (voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar). Per the announcement, the beginning of Star Wars Rebels Season 3 will see the lives of the show’s heroes changes forever after a series of critical events.
Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck. Filoni and Kinberg executive produce the show. The Season Two voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Sarah Michelle Gellar as the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.