Lucasfilm renews Star Wars Rebels for a third season, plus new clip and images

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If you’re a fan of Star Wars Rebels, we have some good news for you. Disney XD’s Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager Marc Buhaj has announced that the show is renewed for a third season. The new season is currently under works and will premiere in 2016.

The show is Disney XD’s second-highest in total viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. It’s the channel’s #1 series for Adults 18-49 and Men 18-49. The last recorded quarter (3Q15) has the show receiving over 48 million unique total viewers in 157 countries/territories and in 30 languages.

Season 2 features fan-favorite clone troopers like Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe and fan-favorite Jedi Ahsoka Tano. New villains include the Seventh Sister Inquisitor (Sarah Michelle Gellar).

The show follows a small group fighting the Empire including Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, and Taylor Gray as Ezra.

Disney XD has also released a new clip and images for this week’s episode, “The Future of the Force.”

Synopsis: Having discovered that the Inquisitors are making “retrievals”, Ahsoka sends Ezra and Kanan to investigate a set of coordinates she has decoded. With Zeb and Chopper’s help, they learn that the Inquisitors are seeking out Force-sensitive children.

Check out the new episode on Wednesday, December 2 at 9:30pm PT/ET on Disney XD.

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