Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nearing its release date, and since the Star Wars universe allows for the possibility of characters and events from the new live-action movies, animated shows, novels and comic books to cross over, Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars: Rebels may see more attention than ever, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for some binge-watching.
Rebels season 2 will premiere at the start of Summer 2015, and if you want to prepare yourself and catch up on all the events of season 1 (or if you just want to relive your favorite moments), the window of opportunity is quite small. Fortunately for you, all 13 episodes are now available for free in honor of the unofficial Star Wars holiday May the Fourth Be with You.
The official Twitter for Star Wars tweeted this earlier:
Rebels season 1 ended strongly earlier this year (read our season one finale review) and leads into season 2 with a few unsolved mysteries that may play an important role in The Force Awakens. The new season will feature characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, and there’s a possibility that events could cross over with upcoming Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One (considering both take place before the events of Episode IV – A New Hope). Season 2 will also feature an intense battle with Kanan, Ezra and Vader as teased by the trailer.
Having to wait for re-runs of your favorite shows to air on TV is seldom an issue anymore now that Netflix, Hulu and other SVoD services offer entire seasons at the click of a button (or tap of a screen). But the real win here is that the first season of Rebels can be watched entirely for free (as long as you condense your marathon to a couple of days), so fans can experience all of the signature moments and catch every detail without having to break for a week between each episode.
That being said, if you want to delve deeper into the Star Wars mythos and if you have the time to watch all of Rebels season 1, you’ll need to capitalize on this opportunity quickly as these episodes won’t be free for long.
Star Wars Rebels season 2 premieres June 20th, 2015 on Disney XD with ‘The Siege of Lothal’. Additional season 2 episodes will air in the fall.