Three new Star Wars Rebels TV spots offer an exciting look at the upcoming Disney XD animated series, which will have direct ties to 2015's big screen outing Star Wars: Episode VII. In the first preview, the evil Empire comes to Lothal, crushing the spirits of ordinary citizens. A small group of heroes dares to fight back, drawing the attention of Agent Kallus and the mysterious Inquisitor.

This leads directly into the second sneak peek, which offers a 'timeline' of events for the upcoming animated series, traveling through the history of the Star Wars universe. From the emergence of Anakin Skywalker to the rise of Darth Vader to the era of Han, Luke, and Leia. Star Wars Rebels will tell the story of how Kanan, Ezra, Zeb, Hera, Sabine, and Chopper, a ragtag group of heroes, ignited a rebellion against the Empire.

In the final TV spot, we learn more about why Hera and Sabine have joined the fight against the Empire. Take a look as Star Wars Rebels prepares for its debut on Friday, October 3.

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Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is set to premiere Friday, October 3 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the highly anticipated series Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD. In the US,Star Wars Rebels episodes will debut Monday nights beginning Monday, October 13 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney XD. Worldwide, the series will air in 33 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.

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