Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins Star Wars Rebels

Dave Filoni and Sarah Michelle Gellar

Star Wars Rebels executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni has announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar will join the voice cast in a recurring role for the animated series' second season. Filoni discussed the casting news with advertising clients convened at Lucasfilm's San Francisco headquarters for Disney Media Sales and Marketing's presentations.

Filoni said, "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."

Sarah Michelle Gellar is perhaps best known for her seven seasons playing the lead in Buffy the Vampire, though she's also appeared in films like Cruel Intentions and more recently in The Crazy Ones on CBS.Gellar will join a voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo. Gellar's character in Star Wars Rebels has not been revealed.

Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, Star Wars Rebels unfolds between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures. In its second season, "Star Wars Rebels" will feature recurring appearances by fan-favorite characters including Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano.