TVInsider has just revealed that Princess Leia Organa is going to appear on Star Wars Rebels when the series returns on January 20 at 9/8c on Disney XD. The episode in which she will appear is titled “A Princess in Lothal”. And is described as followed:
“The teenage princess is sent to Lothal—the base planet for the series’ main characters, a group of rebel fighters—on a secret mission to bring ships for the rebel fleet. Unfortunately an Imperial lockdown throws that plan into chaos.”
In addition Carrie Fischer will not be voicing the character instead, Julie Dola will voice the princess as she has done already in Star Wars: Uprising.
Dave Filoni, the executive producer of the series revealed his thoughts on the announcement:
“We thought we had an opportunity to show her learning to be a leader, experimenting with the personality that becomes the stronger more resolute character you see in A New Hope. One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that at this point she is part of the Empire. She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost a double agent.”