The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels premiered earlier this week with a two-part adventure, merely hinting at the massive revelations this season will hold. The direction of the new season is so dramatic, in fact, that Vanessa Marshall, who voices Hera Syndulla, compared this final season to the HBO series Game of Thrones.
"I heard someone describe season four as the 'Mandalorian Game of Thrones,' which I thought was an interesting description," Marshall shared about the intensity of the final season. "I would say it's that and more because there's even more going on than just that. We'll have to follow along and buckle up, get ready for it all."
Debuting in 2014, the animated series takes place in between the events of Revenge of the Sith and the original 1977 film. The show follows a group of all-new characters in the Star Wars universe, but, given the unique time period, has allowed appearances from characters like Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader.
From the mind of Star Wars: The Clone Wars helmer Dave Filoni, the show quickly earned a passionate fanbase thanks to its compelling characters and complex storylines.
"I'm psyched to see the entire season of the fourth season," Marshall shared about what she's most excited to see in the final season. "I'm excited to see any and all of it so I can't even pick and choose. As I said, only Dave Filoni knows how it ends so I wouldn't even know how to tease what lies ahead. I think we're all gonna be in for a wild ride and it's gonna be well worth showing up for. I can't wait to see every moment of season four, truly."
The announcement about this being the show's final season came earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration. Filoni's previous show, Clone Wars, ran for six seasons, but ended abruptly.
Rebels coming to a close will disappoint many fans, but given Filoni's relationship with Lucasfilm, we can only assume there are other projects on the horizon to help satiate fans' desires.
Star Wars Rebels airs new episodes Mondays on Disney XD.