Disney Orders ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2

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Thought it has yet to air its first episode, Disney Channels has renewed for a second season its animated series Star Wars Rebels.

The series — the first animated put into production since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 — harkens back to the original Star Wars trilogy, telling a tale of the nascent rebellion in the years just before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.

The new series is executive produced by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (the X-Men movie franchise) and animation veteran Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man).

As a reminder, here’s a preview of the series:

A one-hour movie premiere titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion airs Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel in the United States and again Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD in the U.S. The series itself begins Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD in the U.S. The show will be seen in 34 languages across 163 countries in more than 400 million households.

The movie was screened for press and fans in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, earning an overwhelmingly positive reaction.

Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels