Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni just announced that the fourth season of the series would be its last, wrapping up the journey of Hera, Sabine, Ezra, and the rest of the Ghost crew’s adventures in the fledgling Rebellion.
Filoni announced, "'Star Wars Rebels' will be the complete journey that it was meant to be from the very beginning. We all felt that the time was right, and that the characters were at a point where their story, and their destinies, should finally be revealed.”
“We deeply appreciate all our fans who have journeyed with the Ghost crew, and I promise Season Four will be like no other."
The announcement came with a trailer in which Hera narrates the story so far while hinting at the crew’s greater purpose in the greater Star Wars mythos.
Disney confirmed the announcement while also clarifying that the final season will consist of 15 episodes set to begin later this fall.
But that doesn't herald the end of Star Wars animation—Filoni hinted that there's another series coming after Rebels ends but wouldn't offer any other hints.
This animated entry in the "Star Wars" franchise fills the gap between the events of "Episode III" and "Episode IV." Imperial forces occupy a remote planet and are ruling -- and ruining -- its inhabitants' lives with an iron fist. A clever, disparate crew aboard the starship Ghost takes a stand against the Empire, facing new villains and colorful adversaries. The rebels on the Ghost include leader Kanan, ace pilot Hera, feisty heroine Sabine, tough guy Zeb and 14-year-old con artist Ezra.
Star Wars Rebels airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, and follows the adventures of Hera (Vanessa Marshall), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Zeb (Steve Blum), and the Jedi Kanan (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Ezra (Taylor Gray), a small crew that's finding their way in the nascent Rebel Alliance a few years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
Executive produced by Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni, the in-canon series helps to connect the worlds of the films and the previous animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with guest appearances so far by characters like Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Leia Organa, Wedge Antilles, and more.