Update: You can check out a clip from the episode in the player below!
TV Insider brings word that fan-favorite character Princess Leia Organa will be making an appearance in an upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, showing us a side of the princess unseen before!
“We thought we had an opportunity to show her learning to be a leader, experimenting with the personality that becomes the stronger more resolute character you see in A New Hope,” executive producer Dave Filoni says. “One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that at this point she is part of the Empire. She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost a double agent.”
Actress Carrie Fisher, who reprised the role for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will not provide the voice for the character. Instead, Julie Dolan, who voiced Leia in the video game Star Wars: Uprising, will voice the iconic character. Leia joins a number of other fan-favorite characters that have made an appearance on the series, including the likes of Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Yoda and Lando Calrissian.
The episode featuring Leia, “A Princess in Lothal,” is set to air on Wednesday, January 20 at 9 PM EST on Disney XD.
Star Wars Rebels is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg.
The season two voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Sarah Michelle Gellar as the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.