ABC has slated a prime-time broadcast airing of a new “Star Wars” show and is bringing back Darth Vader for the occasion, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The one-hour animated “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion,” which ran earlier this month on the Disney Channel, will air on ABC later this month, the story reports.
“As an added incentive for viewers to watch the ABC telecast, an additional scene featuring Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) will be included,” the report notes.
Executive producer Dave Filoni said the extra scene was made because the network “wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast.”
The program is set to air Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. on ABC. The show drew 6.5 million viewers to its Disney Channel and Disney XD premieres, which introduced the new series “Star Wars Rebels.” The show’s regular run begins Oct. 13 on Disney XD.