Here's where fans of animated series Star Wars Rebels can find the show online. The first Expanded Universe Star Wars novel was 1978's Splinter Of The Mind's Eye, which finds Luke and Leia stranded on a swampy planet while Darth Vader hunts them down. The book was originally conceived by George Lucas as a potential low-budget sequel to the original movie, which could reuse props and be shot on a stage. When the movie proved to be a groundbreaking success, Splinter Of The Mind's Eye became a novel instead.
The Star Wars Expanded Universe quickly grew in scope, with various novels, comic books, and video games introducing fans to new characters and taking them on brand new adventures. These stories also helped fill in the blanks of key events in the franchise, such as the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, which covered the titular conflict between the events of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith.
Most of the Expanded Universe material was eventually rebranded under the non-canon Star Wars Legends umbrella. This announcement was made in 2014, so nothing from the existing EU could contradict future Star Wars movies made by Disney. The movies and Star Wars: The Clone Wars fall under the official canon, as does animated series Star Wars Rebels. The show takes place between Revenge Of The Sith and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and follows new heroes like Sabine and Ezra as they face off against the Empire.
Star Wars Rebels has been acclaimed by critics and fans alike, with the show mixing colorful action and adventure with great characters and some dark themes. The show came to an end in 2018 after four seasons. Star Wars Rebels is currently unavailable to stream on any subscription services like Netflix, though it will appear on the upcoming platform Disney+, alongside a brand new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and live-action series The Mandolorian.
Star Wars Rebels season 4 can be found on the DisneyNOW TV Everywhere app, but for fans who want to catch up with the entire series online, it appears buying it from iTunes, YouTube, Prime Video or Google Play are the only options currently. Depending on the platform, a single episode can vary in cost from $1.99 upwards, while buying a whole season ranges in price from $19.99 to $39.99. The complete series can be purchased through iTunes for $89.99.
For those who can't wait until the arrival of Disney+ to experience Star Wars Rebels for the first time, or to revisit the show, the platforms above are the best bet.
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