In news that has surprised almost no one, Disney has announced that it has renewed their new animated series Star Wars Rebels for a second season. The series premiers tomorrow night with a special one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion on the Disney Channel and then the regular series continues on Disney XD starting October 13th.
The new series is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, which covers about twenty years. This is when the Empire is hunting down the last of the Jedi and strengthening its grip on the galaxy while the first acts of rebellion begin. The crew of the Ghost starship – Jedi Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, Sabine and Chopper – are the only ones to stand up to the Empire and its Inquisitor.
The cast is made up of Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Vanessa Marshall,Jason Isaacs, David Oyelowo and Billy Dee Williams. Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck created the Lucasfilm Animation production.