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Lucasfilm Possibly Developing a Follow Up Series to STAR WARS REBELS Taking Place During the Events of EPISODE VII-IX

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:30 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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There’s a lot of Star Wars movie properties coming in the near future, but apparently Disney and Lucasfilm are also making big plans in the TV realm as well.  Disney XD has only aired seven of 16 episodes of Star Wars Rebels thus far, but it’s being reported that Lucasfilm already knows how the show will end and also knows what series they’ll do when Rebels wraps up.

According to /Film, Disney and Lucasfilm are aiming for “about” three or four seasons of Star Wars Rebels and then will move on star-wars-rebels-poster-463x600to a brand new series that will take place during the timeline of the new films – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Episode VIII and Episode IX.

I’m loving the feel and tone of Rebels, and I am ecstatic for any continuation of the brand.  I can’t even count the number of times I’ve watched the original trilogy, and finding out what happened five years prior to the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope has given me more joy than I anticipated. As /Film suggests, should Star Wars Rebels get two or three more seasons there’s a chance the new show could begin airing in 2017 or 2018, right around the time we’re going to get Star Wars: Episode VIII.  If the rumor is true, this could be a very smart play because it’ll likely help keep story details consistent, keep hype high in between movies and also help usher in a new generation of fans as well.

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