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Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins Star Wars Rebels for Season Two

03.03.2015

Last night Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels wrapped up its first season. The animated show has received a favourable reception thus far and even bagged a second season renewal before its first episode had even aired. Season two promises to be bigger and better and with this first bit of casting news, we can see why.

Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, has signed on for the shows sophomore season. The identity of her character remains a secret but it will be a recurring role and not just a guest spot.

You can read more in Disney’s press release, but be aware that there are spoilers for those who haven’t finished the first season.

In the hours after the “Star Wars Rebels” season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will join the voice cast in a recurring role for season two of the animated series. Filoni discussed the casting news with advertising clients convened at Lucasfilm’s San Francisco headquarters for Disney Media Sales and Marketing’s presentations.

Filoni said, “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. She is a true ‘Star Wars Rebels’ fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.

The popular “Star Wars Rebels” series has reached over 49 million Total Viewers, 5.6 million Boys 6-11 and 10.9 million Kids 6-11. Its season finale revealed the identity of Fulcrum to be Ahsoka Tano. The storyline will continue into season two.

Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, “Star Wars Rebels” unfolds between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures. In its second season, “Star Wars Rebels” will feature recurring appearances by fan-favorite characters including Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano.

It took me a while to get into the show’s predecessor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but once I did I found it to be greatly entertaining, particularly since it was the only Star Wars game in town at the time.

Unfortunately I don’t have the same feelings for Star Wars: Rebels; the reduced budget is fairly evident and none of the characters have really jumped out at me yet. That being said, I'll still tune into the second season because it's Star Wars and...I just can't help myself.

Source: Deadline

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