Ahead of any official announcements, we have learned that the global television debut of the hour-long special, ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion‘ will premiere on Disney Channels around the world on Friday, October 3 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Airing in 163 countries and in 34 languages, the series itself will also begin airing on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Disney XD.
One day after the series begins airing, on October 14, the ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ episode will be available to own on DVD — now available for pre-order.
The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it’s clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.
‘Star Wars Rebels’ continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
UPDATE: Disney has confirmed our report and provided additional information including the full roll-out for the program/series:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ one-hour movie will be available to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets. It will also be available on Disney Channel SVOD.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
Premiere telecast of the one-hour movie ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ will be available on Disney XD VOD and for purchase through Apple iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) premieres on Disney XD.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
‘Star Wars Rebels’ (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) series premieres on Disney XD.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ will be available to own on DVD in retailers nationwide. The DVD includes the movie, a free Ghost 3D model ship, four ‘Star Wars Rebels’ shorts, plus a never-before-seen piece that takes you deeper into the world of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and the upcoming season.