Good news for Star Wars fans! Not only is the new film premiering next month, but Disney XD has officially renewed their animated series Star Wars Rebels for a third season.
Season two premiered on June 20th and is still airing new episodes.
Produced by Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels is set in between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It follows a small group of rebels fighting against an encroaching Galactic Empire. Freddie Prinze, Jr., James Earl Jones, and David Oyelowo provide voices for the popular series.
Read the official announcement below:
Disney XD has ordered a third season of its animated series “Star Wars Rebels” from Lucasfilm. The third season is currently in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016. It was announced today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.
In making the announcement, Buhaj said, “We are proud to bring our audience a third season of ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ a series that has resonated across generations.” Buhaj added, “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.”
“We’re very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team,” says Lucasfilm SVP of Development, Kiri Hart. “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” ranks as Disney XD’s #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. It’s the channel’s #1 program among Adults 18-49 and Men 18-49. In the most recent quarter tabulated (3Q15), “Star Wars Rebels” reached over 48 million unique Total Viewers in 157 countries/territories and in 30 languages. “Star Wars Rebels” has also generated nearly 4 million video starts on WATCH Disney XD.
The transformative second season of “Star Wars Rebels” featured the return of fan-favorite clone troopers Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe, and the debut of new characters including the Seventh Sister, a cunning and crafty Inquisitor who is tasked by Darth Vader to track down the rebels. Following a series of critical events, the lives of our heroes will be changed forever as Season Three begins.”
What do you think? Do you watch Star Wars Rebels? What do you hope to happen in season three?