Even before the premiere of its first season, a new TV series that’s part of the “Star Wars” universe has been picked up for season two.
The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Disney gave the new animated show “Star Wars Rebels” a second season, with the renewal coming a day before its premiere today, Friday.
“Rebels” marks the first series from the “Star Wars” franchise since Disney bought Lucasfilm two years ago. The story notes, “Interest is very high in the series, which retains much of the key creative team behind Lucasfilm’s last ‘Star Wars’ animated series, ‘The Clone Wars.’”
The new series is set before the events in the 1977 film “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” and follows the start of the Rebel Alliance, the story notes.
“The creative team has deliberately sought to evoke the spirit of adventure in the original trilogy of films by going back to the concept art for ‘Star Wars’ and making use of John Williams’ famous themes,” the report adds.
The series will premiere on the Disney Channel, with the remainder of the first season shifting to Disney XD.