At last, Star Wars Rebels has a premiered date.
Disney will launch the animated series with the one-hour movie Spark of Rebellion, set for Friday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. Rebels will then begin its regular run on Disney XD on Monday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.Those who can’t wait until Oct. 3 will be able to watch Spark of Rebellion beginning Monday, Sept. 29, on Disney Channel SVOD, WatchDisneyXD.com and the Watch Disney XD app. The movie was screened last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Star Wars Rebels follows a ragtag bunch of rebels who band together aboard the freighter ship Ghost even as the Empire strengthens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last remaining Jedi Knights.
Created by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck, the series stars Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.