Disney XD and Lucasfilm announced today that none other than Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined the cast of “Star Wars Revels” in an undisclosed role.
Executive producer Dave 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 a 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.
The season finale of “Rebels” aired earlier this week, with Season 2 set to debut later this year though attendees of this year’s “Star Wars Celebration” will get to see the premiere episode at the Anaheim event.