With ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ having been touted non-stop as of late, Disney has finally been willing to grace us with a release date of both the stand alone debut film as well as the first season! The series is set to run in the unexplored years between ‘Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope’. Rumor has it that the villains in the series, The Inquisitor, will also feature heavily in the upcoming movie trilogy.

The one-hour movie that will lead into the series, ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ is set to premiere on Friday October 3rd at 9 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel. After that on Monday, October 13th  at 9 p.m. ET on DisneyXD, the actual series  ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will be premiering. With a 9 p.m. time slot it would appear that the series might be looking to target more on the teenage to adult audiences instead of the younger audience you might have expected Disney to market to.

The first seven minutes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ was recently released to mixed reviews. It’ll be interesting to see if they are able to surpass lowered expectations and hit the level of fandom and viewership that ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ had been able to achieve.

Are you going to be tuning in for the premiere of ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ when it is released on The Disney Channel? Do you think the force is with this series or are the previews living a dark side tainted taste in your mouth?


‘Star Wars Rebels’ continues the epic tradition of the legendary ‘Star Wars’ saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.

‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ is sceduled to premiere October 3rd, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel as a one hour special with the series then heading to its home network at Disney XD on October 13th, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter