As much as I love this series, I’m really hoping that it ends with this season, and that it finds a way to dovetail with Rogue One. Now it looks like I won’t have to wait too long to find out as it’s just been announced that Star Wars Rebels will return to Disney XD on Saturday September 23, at 8:30 PM, with an ominously titled one hour episode: “Steps into Shadow.”
Earlier teasers have shown us what looks like a much darker Ezra Bridger, possibly in the process of being wooed by the dark side of the force, his Sith Holocron, and the machinations of Darth Maul.
Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In season three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire. “Star Wars Rebels” returns SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:30 p.m., ET) with the season three one-hour premiere event, “Steps into Shadow” on Disney XD.