Update: The season is no longer available to watch online for free. Purchase the season wherever available in order to watch it.
While you may have heard good things about the animated series Star Wars Rebels, it’s understandable if you missed the show. It aired on Disney XD and, based on previous TV-iterations of Star Wars, some were reasonably apprehensive to dive in. But trust me when I say Star Wars Rebels is genuinely good. Not only that, but it’s the first piece of new-canon material from the Disney-owned Lucasfilm. If you’re eager to see the direction Kathleen Kennedy and Co. are going with all the new Star Wars content, there are 14 episodes of it available right now.
Yes, in anticipation of May the Fourth “holiday”, StarWars.com is making every episode of Star Wars Rebels’ first season available to watch online for free, and we’ve embedded the 44-minute film Spark of Rebellion, written by Simon Kinberg, below for your viewing pleasure. You’ll have to hurry, though: the episodes are only online through May 4th.
For those unfamiliar, the series was created by Kinberg and Dave Filoni and takes palce five years before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, when the Rebel Alliance is still a small, secretive grass roots campaign and the Empire is very much in control. The animation is fun, the characters are lively, and there’s a strong emotional center to the series at heart.
Click here for some juicy tidbits on Season 2. The show returns to Disney XD this summer.