The wait is almost over! Season 3 of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Rebels is due to premiere on Disney XD in just over a month, as confirmed by a new video teasing the upcoming episode, “Steps into Shadow.” The one-hour premiere will introduce newcomers to the series: Grand Admiral Thrawn and the mysterious Bendu. As amazing an experience as that will be for longtime fans who have been waiting for the villain’s arrival (and who are anxious to discover the new ally’s personality), followers of the animated action-adventure series will also be reunited with the title characters, who sport some hefty redesigns in newly revealed images.
Star Wars Rebels will return to Disney XD for its Season 3 premiere on Saturday, September 24th at 8:30 pm EDT.
Watch the Season 3 teaser video announcing the return of Star Wars Rebels below:
In case you missed any of our recent coverage of Star Wars Rebels from Star Wars Celebration and beyond, check out the links below. They’ll explain a bit of what’s going on in the above teaser trailer:
- Star Wars Celebration Day 3: Video Recap & Reaction to Today’s Panels & Events
- ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3: From Thrawn to Bendu, Here Are 12 Things to Know
- Star Wars Celebration Day 2: Video Recap & Reaction to Today’s Panels & Events
- ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3 Premiere Review – A Strong Start to the New Season
- ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3: Everything We Know from “Star Wars Celebration”
Here’s the official synopsis for Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels:
Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In season three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire.
“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is executive produced by Filoni and Kinberg, and co-executive produced by Henry Gilroy.
The talented returning 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, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe, Sam Witwer as Darth Maul and David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus. New to this season are Tom Baker (“Dr. Who”) as the intriguing Force-wise Bendu and Lars Mikkelsen (“House of Cards”) as the Star Wars Legends fan-favorite Grand Admiral Thrawn.