In the hours after the Star Wars Rebels season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will join the voice cast in a recurring role for Season 2 of the animated series. Filoni discussed the casting news with advertising clients convened at Lucasfilm's San Francisco headquarters for Disney Media Sales and Marketing's presentations. Here's what Dave Filoni had to say in a statement.

"We're thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for Season 2. She is a true Star Wars Rebels fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions."

Sarah Michelle Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.

The popular Star Wars Rebels series has reached over 49 million Total Viewers, 5.6 million Boys 6-11 and 10.9 million Kids 6-11. Its season finale revealed the identity of Fulcrum to be Ahsoka Tano. The storyline will continue into Season 2.

Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, Star Wars Rebels unfolds between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 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. Take a look at the photo below of Sarah Michelle Gellar in a voice recording session for Star Wars Rebels with executive producer Dave Filoni.

<strong><em>Star Wars Rebels</em></strong> Sarah Michelle Gellar Photo