Disney confirms 'Star Wars Rebels' season 4

The next season of the much-appreciated animated series by LucasFilm will be premiering later this year.

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Disney XD has confirmed that Star Wars Rebels will have a renewal and the fourth season is on the cards. The next season of the much-appreciated animated series by LucasFilm will be premiering later this year and the production works are already underway.

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, programming, and general manager, Disney XD said in a press statement, "The team behind Star Wars Rebels delivers epic storytelling that has captivated fans of all ages across the globe. We're excited to continue sharing the journey of these fan-favorite rebels with our audience in the fall."

With a third season underway, fans are already on the edge of the seats after the introduction of the show's threatening villain Grand Admiral Thrawn, a direct connection to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an appearance by Saw Gerrera, and the legendary Maul on a journey for his ultimate revenge. The third season also has Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Sam Witwer as Maul, Tom Baker as Bendu, and Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn.

"Fans can look forward to more details and an announcement about the exciting fourth season of Star Wars Rebels during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this April," the statement added.

The Star Wars Rebels series is set between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. It has included Star Wars icons like Darth Vader, Yoda, and Princess Leia, along with fan favorites such as Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.

Fans are already on cloud nine after the announcement of the renewal and we just cannot wait for another thrilling season.

This article was first published on March 9, 2017