In the hours after the "Star Wars Rebels" season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director, Dave Filoni, revealed actress Sarah Michelle Gellar ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") will join the voice cast in a recurring role for season two of the animated series. Filoni discussed the casting news with advertising clients convened at LucasFilm's San Francisco headquarters for Disney Media sales and marketing's presentations.
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., and Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.
The popular "Star Wars Rebels" series has reached more than 49 million total viewers, 5.6 million boys 6-11 and 10.9 million kids 6-11. Its season finale revealed the identity of Fulcrum to be Ahsoka Tano. The storyline will continue into season two.
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary "Star Wars" saga, "Star Wars Rebels" unfolds between the events of "Star Wars" Episodes III and IV. It tells the story of the motley but clever crewmembers 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.