It's hard to believe that Star Wars Rebels has been off the air for two years. The pilot for the sequel series to Star Wars: The Clone Wars first came to Disney XD in 2014 and ran for four seasons, ending its run in 2018.
The show followed a small band of soldiers during the same Rebellion in which Luke Skywalker and company fought during the original Star Wars trilogy. These rebels included the Twi'lek pilot Hera Syndulla, the Lasat warrior Zeb Orellios, the Mandalorian artist Sabine Wren, the snappy astromech droid Chopper, the Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus, and his Padawan Ezra Bridger. Unlike Clone Wars, which acted as an anthology series focusing on different characters and missions each episode, Rebels opted for a more serialised approach, with each of these characters appearing in nearly every episode.
Now that the series has been added to Disney+, it's easier than ever before for fans to revisit the show. Two years later, it offers up new insights into a galaxy far, far away, especially now that the Skywalker Saga is complete.
Rebels is a fondly remembered series amongst Star Wars fans, and - for the most part - it still really holds up.
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