I am currently binging my way through Season 3 of Star Wars: Rebels (though thanks to the Internet, I know most of the major events). The final season of the show, and the culmination of 10 years of animation under the direction of Dave Filoni (already at work on the next Star Wars animated show) will show Rebels merge with Rogue One and A New Hope in Star Wars canon.
Rebels began five years before the events of the original Star Wars film and have steadily advanced to the point where, if you know where to look, you can see the crew’s ship- The Ghost – fighting with the Rebel fleet in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Hera’s name is announced over a loudspeaker at one point, so we know she’ll survive the series. As for the rest of the crew, I would say the odds for Kanan and Ezra are decidedly less promising. These 10 seasons have fleshed out an enormous amount of Star Wars real estate, brought countless new amazing characters in, and have added tremendously to the Star Wars canon. It will be sad to bid it all farewell, but good stories have to have an ending of sorts. I suspect Disney’s long-rumored live action Star Wars TV show is going to be Filoni’s next mission. Perhaps we’ll hear more about that at Comic Con this year. The final season of Rebels will premiere with a one hour event episode on Disney XD October 16, 2017.
In this final season, the Ghost crew joins the growing Rebel Alliance, struggling to unite against the Galactic Empire. However, when a new Imperial threat arises on Lothal, Ezra leads the crew back to his home world to defeat the oppressive forces of the Empire under the command of cunning Grand Admiral Thrawn. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forged as the series builds to its epic conclusion.