Yay! Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager of Disney XD, announced today that Disney XD has renewed Star Wars Rebels for a third season. According to the Official Press Release, Disney XD “ordered a third season” from “Lucasfilm.”
The new season is already in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016!
Buhaj said, “We are proud to bring our audience a third season of ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ a series that has resonated across generations.” Buhaj added, “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.”
And this is what the Official Press Release from Disney had to say about the Second Season of Star Wars Rebels:
The transformative second season of “Star Wars Rebels” featured the return of fan-favorite 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 our heroes will be changed forever as Season Three begins.
“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.
Filoni and Kinberg are also executive producers for the Lucasfilm Animation production.
Are you guys excited for the third season?! And, if so, what do you hope to see happen?! Leave comments and let me know!