Disney XD has announced an October 16th premiere date for the fourth and final season of its Emmy-nominated animated series “Star Wars Rebels”. Coinciding with the announcement is the release of a brand new three-minute trailer which you can see below.
The fourth season, which debuts with an hourlong episode, picks up with the Ghost crew joining the growing Rebel Alliance in a fight against the Galactic Empire.
But when a new Imperial threat arises on Lothal, Ezra (Taylor Gray) leads the crew back to his home world to defeat the oppressive forces of the Empire under the command of cunning Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen).
Henry Gilroy, a writer on the show, adds (via Twitter) that plot elements “address EXACTLY where it [Rebels] fits in the timeline”.