Fans of the Star Wars Rebels animated series should be kept happy now that the series has been renewed for a third season. With Star Wars fever running high, this comes as icing on the cake seeing that there will be a Star Wars film due out in theatres every year for the next several years.
“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,” said Lucasfilm SVP of Development Kiri Hart in the official release. “Season Three will see our rebel heroes face new obstacles and find new allies in their fight against the Empire.”
The second season is currently airing on Disney XD, and it’s done a fine job of linking the original series characters to the program. In recent episodes, fans were treated to appearances by Darth Vader and Lando Calrissian which were voiced by original Star Wars’ actors James Earl Jones and Billy Dee Williams.
Star Wars Rebels Season 3 is expected to air sometime in 2016.