Disney has confirmed that its Disney XD’s animated TV series, “Star Wars Rebels,” will be renewed for a second season. Read on for further details.
A day before airing its pilot, Disney has announced the renewal of its animated series, “Star Wars Rebels,” for a 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,” said Gary Marsh, as published on Deadline, president of Disney Channels Worldwide.
Set 14 years after “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and five years before “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” in which the Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights, the series follows a motley group of rebels — all of whom have been affected by the Galactic Empire in one form or the other, which stayed together in a small group aboard a freighter starship called the Ghost. The series will also feature the origins of the groups that form the Rebel Alliance.
The series features the voices of the following cast: Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus, a renegade Jedi keeps his lightsaber hidden and wields a blaster instead. He is the sarcastic leader of the crew of the Ghost and is highly eager to fight against the Empire; Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger, a young con artist, thief and pickpocket who, unbeknownst to himself, is able to use the Force; Steve Blum as Zeb Orrelios, a seasoned and intelligent Lasat enforcer who serves as the muscle of the Ghost crew; Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, a female Mandalorian with expert knowledge of weapons, combat and explosives, who is also a graffiti artist; Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, the Twi’lek female who owns and pilots the Ghost. She is the mother-figure of the crew that brings the team together; C1-10P aka Chopper, Hera’s astromech droid; Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor, an unnamed Pau’an who wields a double-bladed lightsaber and is tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi left in the galaxy; and David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, a member of the Imperial Security Bureau who serves under the Inquisitor.
“Star Wars Rebels” is produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” executive producer Dave Filoni, Young Justice producer Greg Weisman and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” scribe and producer Simon Kinberg. The pilot aired on Oct. 3, 2014 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel.
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