It has been officially announced today over at StarWars.com that “Star Wars Rebels” will be back for a third season in 2016!
Here is the announcement about the third season from Disney XD Senior Vice President of Programming and General Manager Marc Buhaj and Lucasfilms Kiri Hart:
“We are proud to bring our audience a third season of Star Wars Rebels, a series that has resonated across generations. 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.”
“We’re very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team,” says Lucasfilm SVP of Development, Kiri Hart. “The show continues to tell fun, heartfelt, exciting new Star Wars stories week after week, and it’s beloved by fans of all ages. Season Three will see our rebel heroes face new obstacles and find new allies in their fight against the Empire.”
To date, Star Wars Rebels ranks as Disney XD’s #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. It’s the channel’s #1 program among Adults 18-49 and Men 18-49. In the most recent quarter tabulated (3Q15), Star Wars 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.
“Star Wars Rebels” will also be the cover story for the latest issue of TV Guide, which you can check out below:
It’s definitely great news to know that “Star Wars Rebels” is doing good with it’s ratings, and will for sure be back for a third season. As with this being the first time a “Star Wars” series is on a Disney network, you just never know what could happen, and you don’t want to take the show for granted. Especially after what happened with “Clone Wars”!