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Disney XD orders more ‘Rebels’

Disney XD has ordered a third season of “Star Wars Rebels.”
Disney XD has ordered a third season of “Star Wars Rebels.” DISNEY

Disney XD has ordered a third season of its animated series “”Star Wars Rebels.” The new season will be on the cable channel in 2016.

“We are proud to bring our audience a third season of ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ a series that has resonated across generations.” Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD, says. “The creative team behind the series continues to do a brilliant job in delivering on the key tenets that fans have come to expect from a Star Wars property, including adventure, hope and the battle between good vs. evil.”

To date, “Star Wars Rebels” ranks as Disney XD’s No. 2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. It’s the channel’s top program among Adults 18-49 and Men 18-49.

“Rebels” reached over 48 million unique Total Viewers in 157 countries/territories and in 30 languages. “Star Wars Rebels” has also generated nearly 4 million video starts on WATCH Disney XD.

“We’re very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team,” Kiri Hart, Lucasfilm senior vice president says. “Season Three will see our Rebel heroes face new obstacles and find new allies in their fight against the Empire.”

The second season of “Star Wars Rebels” featured the return of fan-favorite clone troopers Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe, and the debut of new characters including the Seventh Sister, a crafty Inquisitor who is tasked by Darth Vader to track down the rebels.

“Star Wars Rebels” was created by Dave Filoni (”Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Simon Kinberg (”X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Carrie Beck.

The season two voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Sarah Michelle Gellar as the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.

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