The Force is already strong with ‘Star Wars Rebels.’

The Force is already strong with 'Star Wars Rebels.'|Dearest Geeks of EarthStar Wars Rebels is happening tomorrow night!

And one day ahead of what is obviously a highly-anticipated television premiere, Disney Channel Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh announced plans to produce a second season of the animated series.

Because Star Wars.

“The global expectations for this series could not have been any higher, Marsh says. “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.”

“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.”

The series has already received hi-fives and serious acclaim from critics and fans alike since its advance debut screening at San Diego Comic-Con in July, which was followed by special previews this week on Disney WATCH and other digital platforms. We’ve of course checked them all out, and aside from the animation being rich and gorgeous, there’s a real sense of adventure that only Lucasfilm can dream up.

It all starts with Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, a TV movie-turned-introduction that will premiere Friday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel U.S. and Monday, October 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD U.S. The series itself will kick off on Monday, October 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD U.S.

Continuing the epic storytelling tradition that has captivated generations of Star Wars fans since parachute pants and Day-Glo, the story is set in the era between the film’s prequel trilogy and original trilogy, and is in a unique position to bridge the two both aesthetically and generationally. Honoring the past while moving boldly into the future, it features Star Wars icons while introducing a new generation to the farthest corners of the galaxy, one full of exotic new creatures and characters.

Photo credits: Disney, Lucasfilm

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