Lucasfilm has just announced their next animated Star Wars series today: Star Wars Resistance.
The new series will be set in an “uncharted time frame prior to The Force Awakens.” It will follow the story of a Kazuda Xiona, a young pilot who is recruited for a top-secret surveillance mission. Focusing on Kazuda and other exceptional pilots, there will be new characters as well as fan favorites like BB-8, Captain Phasma, and Poe Dameron.
Star Wars Resistance will have experienced Star Wars producers like executive producer Dave Filoni who worked on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and Athena Portillo (Rebels,) Justin Ridge (Rebels,) and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)
Filoni discussed the pilot focus of the new series:
The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. 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.
I’m so excited about this! I grew up with parent pilots and my father was an airplane mechanic. A show based on pilots and Star Wars is right up my alley. Plus, they are going to use an “anime style” for the new show. I think that’s a great idea with anime being very popular among adults and kids.
So far the voice cast has been announced with the following actors:
Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Bobby Moynihan, Christopher Sean, Scott Lawrence, Suzie McGrath,, Myrna Velasco, Rachel Butera, Josh Brener, Jim Rash and Donald Faison.
Star Wars Resistance will premiere this fall on the Disney Channel. Then it will be placed in a regular time slot on Disney XD.
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