The long-awaited season 4 premiere date for Star Wars Rebels has finally been revealed as October 16th. The series - which made its premiere on Disney XD back in 2014 - has wound up becoming one of the more beloved new pieces of Star Wars content to be released during the property's Disney-owned era. Led by Star Wars fan-favorite, Dave Filoni, the series has helped to fill in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope with new details and colorful characters, all of whom have either crossed paths with characters from the Original Trilogy, or have somehow managed to add depth to the Star Wars universe in their own unique, unexpected ways.
But much to the dismay of many fans around the world, Star Wars Rebels will be finishing its run on the air with its upcoming fourth season, which promises to answer some of the series' bigger mysteries, including finally telling fans what happened to the crew of the Ghost prior to the events of the Original Trilogy. Aside from the final season's announcement several months ago, though, in addition to an action-packed season 4 teaser trailer, details from the newest season of Star Wars Rebels have been surprisingly scarce as of late, including when fans will actually get to start watching it.
That is, until today, anyway because during the Star Wars Rebels panel at this year's FanExo Canada convention (H/T Star Wars Underworld), it was finally announced that the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels will be premiering on Disney XD on Monday, October 16th. The news came directly from Dave Filoni himself while appearing on the panel alongside series stars Vanessa Marshall (Hera) and Taylor Gray (Ezra). In addition, a brand new trailer for Star Wars Rebels season 4 has been released online today.
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Season 4 will be coming off what many agree to be not only one of Rebels' most eventful seasons to date but also one of its best. The season managed to pack in the long-awaited, official introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn into the Star Wars cinematic universe, along with a return appearance from Obi-Wan Kenobi. And in case that weren't enough, Obi-Wan's return in Rebels also gave fans the conclusion to his rivalry with Darth Maul, cementing Maul's story arc as one of the most compelling of the saga.
Fortunately, there's still plenty of questions that Rebels will have to answer by the time it reaches its inevitable conclusion, and an equal amount of loose threads from previous storylines to finally wrap up. As such, it is shaping up to be possibly the show's most somber and mature season to date. Whether or not that means it's conclusion will also be a satisfying one remains to be seen, but the show's track record says yes. For now, fans can at least rest easy knowing they don't have that much longer to wait before getting to see Star Wars Rebels return to the small screen next month.
Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD on October 16th.
Source: Star Wars Underworld