Star Wars Rebels wrapped up its solid freshman season with a bang last night. We not only got the expected second appearance of Darth Vader, but learned the true identity of the Rebel informant “Fulcrum” was none other than Ahsoka Tano. The welcome return of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars fan favorite surely opens up huge possibilities for season two of the Disney XD series.
The show has added Sarah Michelle Gellar to the sophomore season cast in a yet unspecified starring role. The Buffy The Vampire Slayer-alum joins the voice team along side her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr, who provides the voice of the “Cowboy-Jedi” Kanan.
In the hours after the “Star Wars Rebels” season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will join the voice cast in a recurring role for season two of the animated series. Filoni discussed the casting news with advertising clients convened at Lucasfilm’s San Francisco headquarters for Disney Media Sales and Marketing’s presentations.
Filoni said, “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. She is a true ‘Star Wars Rebels’ fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, “Star Wars Rebels” unfolds between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures. In its second season, “Star Wars Rebels” will feature recurring appearances by fan-favorite characters including Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly