As to what should be a surprise to no one, it appears that ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ has been picked up for a second season even though no one has seen the introduction yet as it is set to air tonight. With the previous success of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ and all of the hype surrounding the next trilogy, I don’t see how anyone thought Disney wouldn’t be planning to cash in on their most recent big budget purchase.
With the series being the first piece of newly defined ‘Star Wars’ Universe canon, the studio clearly has big plans of how this will bridge the gap between the first two film trilogies.
According to Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh who announced the plans for the second season:
“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.”
Lucasfilm VP of Creative Development, Kiri Hart added:
“We all love making ‘Rebels,’ so we couldn’t be happier that it’s moving into a second season. 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.”
I’m pretty sure the entire staff was probably expecting a second season pick up but it’s good to see that it has officially been announced.
The mini-movie ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ kicks off the new series and will premiere tonight, Friday, October 3 at 9:00 p.m. EST on the Disney Channel and will re-air again this coming Monday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m., EST on Disney XD. The new series will officially begin on Monday, October 13 at 9:00 p.m. EST Disney XD.
Are you looking forward to venturing into a galaxy far far away with ‘Star Wars Rebels’? Share your thoughts on the previews of the series so far below!
‘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.