"Star Wars Rebels" continues to offer up gifts for the fans. On Monday's first-season finale, it reintroduced the beloved character Ahsoka Tano from "The Clone Wars" animated series. Now it's recruiting a former vampire slayer.
On Tuesday, "Rebels" executive producer Dave Filoni announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be joining the voice cast of the series in Season 2 in an unidentified recurring role.
Gellar is known to most genre fans as the title character from Joss Whedon's much-beloved "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series. But she's also married to
Perhaps he did a little persuading?
Gellar joins an already-impressive voice cast that also includes David Oyelowo (from "Selma"),
According to Prinze, the second season will be nearly twice as long as the 13-episode-plus-a-pilot, first season. However, there's no word yet on a premiere date.
The series is set between the first two "Star Wars" film trilogies and depicts the first days of what is eventually to become the Rebel Alliance.