SALT LAKE CITY — Star Wars fans won’t have to wait much longer to return to the galaxy far, far away.
The hit animated show “Star Wars Rebels” is set to return Feb. 19. Last week, the show dropped a new trailer for the last final few episodes of the show, which tells the story of young Ezra, who has gone from scavenger to Jedi throughout the series focused on a ragtag group of rebels.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the trailer includes a number of callbacks to the show’s early episodes. Executive producer Dave Filoni said he deliberately called for old scenes for the trailer.
“I wanted this trailer to have a sense of this is it,” he told EW. “This is going to sum up everything about this particular Star Wars family.”
Watch the trailer below.
Emperor Palpatine, one of the major villains from the original and prequel Star Wars trilogies, also appears in the trailer. Ian McDiarmid, who played the Emperor in the Star Wars films, will return to the role for the show’s final episodes.
Filoni said that Palpatine’s appearance will be different than expected.Comment on this story
“I wanted something more insidious than perhaps lightsaber play,” Filoni says of bringing The Emperor into the series. “The Emperor can appear so many different ways. He can seem frail at times or powerful at times. He’s the ultimate deceiver, and he plays on your own wants and greeds.”
Palpatine also recently made a post-death appearance in EA’s “Battlefront 2 ” video game.
“Rebels” returns to Disney XD on Feb. 19 and will run until March 5. The show’s series finale will run for 90 minutes.
"The ending works as it's meant to,” Filoni told CNN back in October 2017. “One of George's main things about 'Star Wars' is it is a story about hope. … I tried to stick to those themes."