9:00am PT by Philiana Ng
'Star Wars Rebels' Lands Primetime Telecast on ABC
Star Wars Rebels is getting a special primetime broadcast on ABC.
The one-hour Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, which aired Oct. 3 on Disney Channel, will air on the broadcast network on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. 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.
"We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast," said executive producer Dave Filoni. "We've added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones."
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion delivered 6.5 million viewers in its Disney Channel and Disney XD premieres. Star Wars Rebels, already renewed for a second season, begins its series run on Disney XD starting Oct. 13.
Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope, which spans about two decades. The animated series is set in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.
Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, David Oyelowo and Jason Isaacs are among the voice stars.
Star Wars Rebels was created by Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive produced by Filoni, Kinberg and Greg Weisman.