The animated TV series Star Wars Rebels has been renewed for a third season by Disney XD. Created by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Carrie Beck, Star Wars Rebels features the voices of 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.
Announcing the season three renewal, Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD, said, “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.”
“We’re very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team,” added 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.”
Season three is expected to premiere in 2016. Season two has been averaging 1.3 million viewers and is Disney XD’s number one series among adults 18 to 49.
The Star Wars Rebels Plot:
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.