Since Disney bought out Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion back in 2012 we’ve been patiently (sort of) waiting for new additions to the Star Wars franchise. We’ve known that the animated series Star Wars Rebels is going to be the first official canon release, but now we know exactly when we’ll see it.
Disney just announced that Rebels will make its TV premiere on Friday October 3 at 9 pm on the Disney Channel. This will be a one-hour special entitled “Spark of Rebellion.” Some fans were lucky enough to catch a sneak peek of the extended episode at San Diego Comic-Con last month, but if you weren’t among them, you’ll be able to check it out on WatchDisneyXD.com or the Watch Disney XD app beginning on Monday, September 29. On Monday, October 13, the series will make the jump to its regular home, Disney XD.