By Chris Seekell
An official press release went up on StarWars.com today announcing that Disney XD has already ordered a second season of the Star Wars Rebels TV series. This comes one day before the US television premiere on Disney Channel, and one week after the first episode premiered to internet audiences on the channel's website.
One day ahead of a highly-anticipated television premiere, Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh announced plans to produce a second season of the animated series Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm.
Marsh said, “The global expectations for this series could not have been any higher. And I am proud to say that the team at Lucasfilm has delivered something that has surpassed even that incredibly high bar – artistically and thematically.”
Star Wars Rebels has received acclaim from critics and fans alike since its advance debut screening at San Diego Comic-Con in July, followed by special previews this week on WATCH Disney XD and other digital platforms. Star Wars Rebels will be introduced via a television movie, Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, premiering Friday, October 3 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel in the U.S. and Monday, October 6 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD in the U.S. It ushers in the series beginning Monday, October 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD in the U.S. The series will air in 34 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.
You can read more from the official release here.
All of us at the SWU were able to catch the Star Wars Rebels premiere episode at various screenings and the internet prior to the Disney Channel premiere, and we agree with the critics that it is a must see! Look for us to provide further coverage of the series from New York Comic Con next weekend.
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