We’re exactly 2 weeks away from the premiere of Star Wars Rebels: Season 3. The show will premier in the US on September 24, 2016 on Disney XD, with the two pilot episodes titled “Steps into Shadow”. Now the guys from JediBibliothek uncovered the titles for the following 4 episodes with their premiere dates. Also JediNews is reporting that a familiar Clone Wars character will make a return in Rebels. Read on for the full details.
This season is expected to have 22 episodes, and the titles and premiere dates for the first 6 episodes are as follows:
- 01-02: “Steps into Shadow, Parts 1 & 2” – USA: 09/24/2016
- 03: “The Holocrons of Fate” – USA: 10/01/2016
- 04: “The Antilles Extraction” – USA: 10/08/2016
- 05: “Hera’s Heroes” – USA: 10/15/2016
- 06: “The Last Battle” – USA: 10/22/2016
You can read our review of the first two episodes here. The rest of the titles sound pretty interesting, promising exciting stuff from the start. It’s nice to see that we will be introduced to Wedge Antilles so early in the season. As we know from the trailer Wedge is an Imperial cadet who defects from the Skystrike Academy to join the rebellion. The title for the 6th episode could suggest that one cycle from the story will probably wrap there.
Here’s the official description of Season 3:
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. (via Wookieepedia)
You can watch the full trailer for Season 3 below:
In other Rebels news, team JediNews uncovered very interesting reveal by Sci Fi Central Australia. During a panel at Sydney Comic Con, actress Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) revealed that her Clone Wars character Bo Katan will make a return in Rebels season 3. Not only that, but she already finisher recording her lines.
For those of you unfamiliar with that character, here’s Wookieepedia’s entry on Bo Katan:
Bo-Katan Kryze was a female human from the planet Mandalore who served Death Watch during the Clone Wars. She was the sister of Mandalorian Duchess Satine Kryze, whose pacifist reign Bo-Katan opposed. As a member of Death Watch, Bo-Katan became the trusted lieutenant of the group’s leader, Pre Vizsla, and joined with him as a member of Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective. After the group successfully took over Mandalore, Bo-Katan split from the Shadow Collective once Maul killed Pre Vizsla and became the leader of Death Watch. Bo-Katan and her Nite Owls fought against Maul’s followers, and she helped Obi-Wan Kenobi—a close friend of the late Satine, who was killed by Darth Maul—escape from Mandalore.
Bo Katan’s involvement with the story is yet another small hint at the possible Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul clash in Rebels season 3. We speculated about this a few days ago here.