In the latest installment of Star Wars Insider, Rebels executive producer Greg Weisman sat down to discuss what’s in store for the new series. Among the reveals was that the primary cast would be featuring a pair of female leads.
We have two strong female leads in the show among our set of characters and we think they are going to be fan favorites very quickly. That’s always been a personal priority for me in all the work I’ve done, to have a strong and diverse cast of characters, both in terms of gender and race.
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Additionally, the official site posted a video interview with Weisman to talk about the new show and answer some questions.