Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins The Cast Of Star Wars Rebels

You probably know her best as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but sci-fi fans can now look forward to Sarah Michelle Gellarin a new role: as the voice of a recurring character on season two of “Star Wars Rebels,” the popular Disney XD series. Gellar’s involvement with the series was announced recently by Disney.

Taking place between the events of Revenge Of The Sith and the original 1977 Star Wars film, Star Wars Rebels tells the story of the starship Ghost and its crew as they try to keep one step ahead of the ever more powerful Empire. Season one drew over 49 million viewers and seems poised to become even more popular in its second season, with series creators saying that fan favorites like Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano will become recurring characters.
“Star Wars Rebels” takes place between episodes III and IV of the blockbuster space saga, and follows the ragtag crew of the starship Ghost as they attempt to evade the growing Empire and its agents. In season two, the series will feature recurring appearances by fan-favorite characters including Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano. The show reached more than 49 million viewers in its first season.

Disney has not yet announced what role Gellar will be playing on Star Wars Rebels, but executive producer and supervising director Dave Filoni is excited about her involvement, as is Gellar, being a fan of the series herself. “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. Her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions,” said Filoni.

Gellar will be in good company. The cast includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Steve Blum, Taylor Gray, David Oyelowo (from “Selma”), Tia Sircar and Vanessa Marshall.

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