Some big official “Star Wars Rebels” news has finally dropped, as Lucasfilm has revealed that the series will return a few days sooner than previously reported, on February 19th. They also released a new trailer, all remaining episode titles, and the reveal of a very cool guest appearance in the series final episodes!
You can check out the new trailer in the video above, and below is the official press release about the final episodes sent to us from Lucasfilm, which includes the episode titles, premiere dates and times, and when each episode will be available on the DisneyNow app:
THE FINAL EPISODES OF ‘STAR WARS REBELS’ BEGIN FEBRUARY 19 ON DISNEY XD
–Ian McDiarmid Reprises his Role as Emperor Palpatine–
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.
The multi-platform schedule, in the U.S., for the remaining “Star Wars Rebels” episodes is:
MONDAY, FEB. 19
- Premiere telecasts of “Jedi Night” (9:00 p.m. EST) and “DUME” (9:30 p.m. EST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (www.DisneyNOW.com) at 10:00 p.m. EST.
MONDAY, FEB. 26
- Premiere telecasts of “Wolves and a Door” (9:00 p.m. EST) and “A World Between Worlds” (9:30 p.m. EST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (www.DisneyNOW.com) at 10:00 p.m. EST.
MONDAY, MARCH 5
- Premiere telecasts of “A Fool’s Hope” (8:30 p.m. EST) and “Family Reunion – and Farewell” (9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (www.DisneyNOW.com) at 10:00 p.m. EST.
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 and DisneyNOW premieres. Viewers can also catch all previously-aired “Star Wars Rebels” episodes from season four on the DisneyNOW App.
“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.
What a trailer. Had the right amount of nostalgia for what all the characters went through over the course of the series, but then gets you plenty of excited for whats coming in the series final episodes. It’s also really cool that Ian McDiarmid will be returning to voice Palpatine in these episodes, and I just love the idea that the Emperor will play a factor in Ezra’s story.
These final episodes look to end the series on a great note, but the series will be over in just three weeks time once it returns on February 19th, so we got to enjoy this final ride of what has been a great “Star Wars” series.