Star Wars Rebels will be receiving a third season, Disney announced today on StarWars.com.
The series, which takes place between Star Wars Episode III and IV, follows the birth of the Rebellion against the Empire. The third season is currently in production and will premiere in 2016.
“We are proud to bring our audience a third season of Star Wars Rebels, a series that has resonated across generations,” said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD, in a statement. “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.”
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.