Given that work had already started on the season, and Star Wars fandom is reaching fever pitch over the new movie opening this month, this is perhaps the least surprising renewal news so far this season.
“We’re very proud of our incredibly creative Rebels team,” Lucasfilm SVP Development Kiri Hart said in the announcement. “The show continues to tell fun, heartfelt, exciting new Star Wars stories week after week, and it’s beloved by fans of all ages. Season 3 will see our rebel heroes face new obstacles and find new allies in their fight against the Empire.”
In associated Star Wars news, Alan Dean Foster’s novelisation of The Force Awakens will be released in ebook on 18 December, and in hardback on January 1st by Century. To pre-order from Amazon.co.uk, click here