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Disney XD orders third series of Star Wars Rebels

Scheduled to premiere in 2016.

Credit: Disney

Disney XD has ordered a third season of its animated series Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm.

[quote by=”Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD”]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.[/quote]

The second season of Star Wars Rebels featured the return of fan-favourite 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 the heroes will be changed forever as Season Three begins.

[quote by=”Kiri Hart, Lucasfilm SVP of Development”]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.[/quote]

Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes) and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg.

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.

Currently in production, the third season is scheduled to premiere in 2016. Check out the official Star Wars website for more information.

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