The first new episode of Star Wars Rebels since the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally here. The hour-long midseason premiere, “Ghosts of Geonosis,” airs on Disney XD at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Read on for a preview of the episode.
“Ghosts of Geonosis” is an episode that’s very tied to Rogue One. Saw Gerrera, who first appeared in The Clone Wars and was played by Forest Whitaker in the film, makes an appearance, as the Ghost team travels to Geonosis to find a Rebel team that was sent there. Geonosis is the same planet that played a key role in the Clone Wars. After all, that’s where the war began in Attack of the Clones. Geonosis is also where the Empire began building the Death Star.
The previous episode of Rebels was “Visions and Voices,” in which Darth Maul caught up with the Ghost team, under the assumption that Ezra is still his apprentice. Maul and Ezra finally learned what they were supposed to get from the Holocrons. Maul learned that Obi-Wan Kenobi is still alive and living on Tatooine, while Ezra learned that he also has to find Kenobi to defeat the Sith. Kenobi was prominently featured in the amazing trailer for the second half of the season, which you can see below.
MIDSEASON PREMIERE DATE: Saturday, January 7, 2017
TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: Disney XD (To find out what channel Disney XD is for you, click here to visit TV Guide’s listings and click “Change” next to “Provider.”)
“Ghosts of Geonosis – Part One”: “The crew returns to Geonosis in search of a missing rebel team sent to investigate suspicious activity there and are surprised by what they find.”
“Ghosts of Geonosis – Part Two”: “After finding a missing rebel team member, the Ghost crew discovers another surprise on Geonosis and work to conceal it from Imperial Forces.”
Click here for a complete recap of the episode: