For those wondering if Star Wars Rebels will survive on Disney XD, StarWars.com has reported that Rebels has been picked up for a second season by Disney Channel, one day before the series premiere. The series has been getting glowing early reviews, including our own, and now viewers can rest assured that the Ghost crew’s story will continue for a good, long time.
Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh said of the second season order, “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.”
The animated series, which takes place 5 years before A New Hope, focuses on a small, rag-tag band of heroes standing against the evil Empire when no one else is willing.
“We all love making ‘Rebels,’ so we couldn’t be happier that it’s moving into a second season,” says Lucasfilm VP of Creative Development, Kiri Hart. “Our fantastic creative team is dreaming up new stories for the crew of the Ghost that will expand their experience of the galaxy and deepen their heroes’ journeys. The fan response to the show has been amazing, humbling and inspiring. We’re looking forward to the adventure ahead.”