If you missed the first season of Star Wars Rebels, now is the time to find out what you have been missing. Last year we reviewed Season 1 here at borg.com. Far better than the animated Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels ups the ante with animation that conjures the original series like nothing we’ve seen since Return of the Jedi. And with original trilogy actors Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz and James Earl Jones returning to their roles, it’s something that fans have only dreamed about–until now. Disney released an early look at Season Two this past week with the one-hour season premiere and you still can catch it in one of its many re-airings this week.
The series takes place five years before Star Wars: A New Hope, following the crew of a resistance vessel bringing their battle to the Empire. Season Two will expand the role of Darth Vader, voiced again this season by James Earl Jones. This is Vader like we have not seen him before–a veteran of villainy well beyond the untried Jedi youth once known as Anakin Skywalker.
If you’re iffy about the new Star Wars universe under Disney, this may be what brings you back into the fun of what was the original Star Wars we all remember.
Just check out several previews and behind the scenes clips below for a taste of what’s coming later this year and then check your local listings for Disney X D to watch a re-broadcast of the one-hour premiere of Season Two.