All good things come to an end and sadly, for the great animated series Star Wars Rebels, time is running out. The series is quickly catching up with the events of “Rogue One: A Star wars Story” and “Star Wars: A New Hope” and the folks at Lucasfilm have decided they went to end the stories of our heroes, the crew of The Ghost, now.
The beginning of the end starts Monday, Feb. 19 (9:00 p.m. EST) when the critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” returns to Disney XD with new episodes as the series nears its grand finale. The final episodes will unfold over three weeks, with two back-to-back episodes premiering every Monday night on Disney XD, until its epic 90-minute conclusion on Monday March 5 (8:30 p.m. EST).
As teased in a new “Star Wars Rebels” trailer, Emperor Palpatine makes his series debut in these final episodes, voiced by actor Ian McDiarmid who reprises this iconic role from the “Star Wars“ live-action films.
DisneyXD has also released a new poster just for these final episodes:
“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Academy Award nominee Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Emmy Award nominee Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is executive produced by Filoni and Kinberg, and co-executive produced by Emmy nominee Henry Gilroy.
The voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, David Oyelowo as Kallus, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Governor Pryce, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn and Warwick Davis as Rukh.
To avoid spoilers and allow fans to experience the episodes together during each telecast, new episodes will be available on VOD and digital platforms the day after their linear (aka cable) and DisneyNOW premieres. Viewers can also catch all previously-aired “Star Wars Rebels” episodes from season four on the DisneyNOW App.
Are you onboard with the crew of Star Wars Rebels? We’ve found it to consistently be some of the best storytelling in the Star Wars galaxy. We’ll be sad to see it go for sure.