With Star Wars Rebels in our rearview mirror, it comes as no surprise that Disney has started putting things together for a new animated series.
Debuting this fall on Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD, Star Wars Resistance will take place before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and centers on a young pilot, Kazuda Xiono, who is recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
The voice cast for the new series includes Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Rash. Much to our surprise, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will voice their “Force Awakens” counterparts Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, respectively. It also seems as though BB-8 will also appear.
Star Wars Resistance was created by LucasFilm Animation’s Dave Filoni, who served as an executive producer on the last animated show, Star Wars Rebels.
“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” said Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”
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