Previously, we've known that upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series was coming in October, but when remained vague. Now, the Rebels' plans have been revealed and we know that the series will premiere with a one-hour special titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion on Friday, October 3 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channels worldwide (sorry probably not in the Outer Rim). Verified users of WATCHDisneyXD.com or the WATCH Disney XD app can watch Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion even earlier: Monday, September 29, 2014. In the USA, the Star Wars Rebels saga continues in serial form on Disney XD at 9:00 pm starting Monday October 13 (start date of the series for other countries was not revealed, those spies did keep some secrets).
For those who haven't been following our coverage of Star Wars Rebels (shame on you), Star Wars Rebels is set about five years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and centers around a group of rebels and their ship The Ghost.
The current "multiplatform schedule" in the USA is as follows:
Monday, September 29
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion one-hour movie will be available on Disney Channel SVOD and to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets.
Friday, October 3
Television premiere of one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Saturday, October 4
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will be available for purchase through Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Disney XD VOD.
Monday, October 6
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) premieres on Disney XD.
Monday, October 13
Star Wars Rebels (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) series premieres on Disney XD.
Tuesday, October 14
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will be available on DVD in retailers nationwide.
Star Wars Rebels: The crew of the Ghost
Here's a previously posted extended preview of Star Wars Rebels: