Star Wars Rebels hasn’t even officially premiered yet and already it’s been picked up for a second season. The show will kick off on October 3, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT with the airing of a TV movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion on Disney Channel, followed by the series’ actual premiere on October 13th at 9pm ET/PT.
The announcement of the early renewal was made by Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh who said, “The global expectations for this series could not have been any higher. And I am proud to say that the team at Lucasfilm has delivered something that has surpassed even that incredibly high bar – artistically and thematically.”
“We all love making Rebels, so we couldn’t be happier that it’s moving into a second season,” added Lucasfilm VP of Creative Development, Kiri Hart. “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.”
Star Wars Rebels continues the epic story-telling tradition that has captivated generations of Star Wars fans since 1977. Its story is set in the era between the film’s prequel trilogy and original trilogy and is in a unique position to bridge the two both aesthetically and generationally. Honoring the past while moving boldly into the future, it features fantastic icons from Star Wars while introducing a new generation to the far corners of the galaxy, one full of exotic new creatures and characters.
-By Rebecca Murray
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