Star Wars Rebels has just been renewed for a third season a little less than halfway through its second. To commemorate this announcement, a Star Wars-centric issue of TV Guide will be released this Thursday.
Disney XD has ordered a third season of Lucasfilm’s animated series Star Wars Rebels, which follows a ragtag group of heroes that dare to strike back against Imperial forces. The third season is currently in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016, it was announced today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.
In making the announcement, Buhaj said, “We are proud to bring our audience a third season of Star Wars Rebels, a series that has resonated across generations.” Buhaj added, “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.”
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.
The show will air for three more episodes before taking a Winter hiatus. After this, the remaining twelve episodes of the second season will air early on in 2016.