Welcome Sarah Michelle Gellar to a galaxy far, far away...
One of the most kick-ass females in Hollywood has just been confirmed to join the cast of Star Wars Rebels. Sarah Michelle Gellar, AKA Buffy the Vampire slayer, will be keeping the love of Star Wars a family affair as she joins her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. in the second season of the popular Disney XD show.
Not much is know about the role that Gellar will take on, but what we do know is that it appears to be a permanent fixture in the upcoming season, and not merely a cameo appearance. Executive producer Dave Filoni discussed the casting news on Tuesday, hot on the heels of the extremely successful season 1 finale. Speaking on Gellar, Filoni commented this to the wrap:
“We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. She is a true ‘Star Wars Rebels’ fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions"
The show was a hit, premiering to over one million viewers late last year, making it the top animated series premiere in Disney XD’s 15 year-plus history. The 3D CGI animated series is set between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy and focuses on the early years of the Rebel Alliance’s attempts to overthrow the Empire.
It is yet to be revealed which side our favourite Vampire killer will be on in [Star Wars Rebels](series:965946). Until more information is revealed... I'll leave that decision up to you!