For most of the summer Star Wars fans have been speculating as to when Star Wars Rebels would premiere. Lucasfilm has remained pretty quiet about the premiere date, but recent (false) rumors out of the UK citing an August or September premiere appear to have forced their hand, and now they’ve released the official premiere schedule for both the two-episode “movie” and regular half hour episodes.
The television premiere will be on Friday October 3rd at 9:00pm on the Disney Channel, but if your cable system allows you to authenticate with the Disney Channel or Watch Disney XD app, you can watch the premiere movie on those on September 29th. Regular half-hour episodes will premiere on October 14th at 9:00pm on Disney XD following a repeat of the Spark of Rebellion movie on that channel on the 13th.
Here’s the schedule from the Official Site:
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.