Disney XD has ordered a third season of Lucasfilm’s animated series Star Wars Rebels, according to StarWars.com.
Star Wars Rebels ranks as Disney XD’s #2 series in total viewers (1.3 million).
Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD announced today the third season is in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016.
“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,” said Buhaj.
“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,” said Lucasfilm SVP of Development, Kiri Hart.
Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, 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.