‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Sequel Series Reportedly In The Works For Disney+
Despite what some fans (not fans) will say, Star Wars is thriving. The Rise of Skywalker is headed towards a billion dollars at the beginning of next week, and the Disney+ series The Mandalorian was a massive hit with critics and fans alike. So it should come as no surprise that Disney/Lucasfilm wants more content.
According to First Order Transmissions, a follow-up to the hit animated series Star Wars: Rebels is in active development. The outlet reports that the series will be animated and will feature Ahsoka and Sabine. The series will reportedly debut on Disney+ this Fall. Lastly, they report that Dave Filoni is involved, but he may not be directly overseeing it as he did with Rebels.
Later this year on Disney+ we will get the return of The Mandalorian as season 2 will debut in the Fall. Also in development are the Rogue One prequel series centered on Cassian Andor with Diego Luna reprising his role as the title character and Alan Tudyk back as his droid sidekick K-2SO, and Obi-Wan Kenobi series set to star Ewan McGregor. Both series will film this year. Rumors also swirled last Summer of a Doctor Aphra series which is based on the popular comic run.
CEO Bob Iger said back in November that they plan to expand the beloved Star Wars universe even further on the small screen, as he simply stated: “more are in development.” Iger also mentioned that the Star Wars movie franchise will “go into a hiatus for a few years” following the release of The Rise of Skywalker. That said, Rian Johnson is developing a film, as is Marvel CCO Kevin Feige, and Lucasfilm has stated they plan to release the film slated for December 2022.
Source: First Order Transmissions