Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they will release “Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One” on Blu-ray and DVD this September 1, with all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material and cast/crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of Disney XD’s hit series.
In the first groundbreaking season of “Star Wars Rebels,” young hero Ezra Bridger joins the clever but motley crew of the starship Ghost in their resistance against the Empire. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. Ezra and his new rebel friends — Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper — embark on daring adventures in their fight against oppression across the galaxy, receiving help from familiar heroes such as Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano, and Jedi Master Yoda. Pursued relentlessly by the Imperials and a Jedi hunter called the Inquisitor, this tenacious ragtag band of rebels will find itself in the crosshairs of none other than Darth Vader when season one closes in a shocking two-part finale.
“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (“Gargoyles”).
The series features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr. (I Know What You Did Last Summer) as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall (“Young Justice”) as Hera, Steve Blum (The Boxtrolls) as Zeb, Tiya Sircar (The Internship) as Sabine, Taylor Gray (“Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures”) as Ezra, David Oyelowo (Selma) as Agent Kallus, and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) as the Inquisitor.
Season 2 of “Star Wars Rebels” kicked off this past weekend with the extended episode titled “The Siege of Lothal,” and will begin airing regular episodes on Disney XD in the fall.