Way back in March, Disney XD announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar has signed on to voice a mysterious role in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. The new season starts Wednesday, October 14 with "The Lost Commanders, and now we finally have word on the character Sarah Michelle Gellar is voicing. BuzzFeed has the latest preview for this upcoming season, which confirms that the actress is playing a new Inquisitor, known as The Seventh Sister.
The Seventh Sister believes Ahsoka has returned. Sarah Michelle Gellar explains that her character is on a quest to destroy Ahsoka and the rest of the beloved Rebels. The actress also teases that The Seventh Sister "plays cat and mouse" with Kanan, voiced by her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., while discussing her longtime admiration of the Star Wars franchise as a whole. We also get to see some of the weapons in her arsenal, such as Mimic Droids, which can imitate anyone and report back to her.
In Star Wars Rebels Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever. The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels - the bond of our rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, Star Wars Rebels unfolds between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 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. The talented 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 and David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus.
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 Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg, and co-executive produced by Henry Gilroy. Take a look at this preview which offers our first look at Sarah Michelle Gellar's Seventh Sister, along with a new photo of this nefarious character. You can also check out photos Sarah Michelle Gellar posted to her Instagram account, one which featured her dressed up as Princess Leia, which sparked rumors that she would voice that iconic character, and another featuring her side-by-side the Seventh Sister.