Star Wars Resistance: Check out the first trailer!
Disney has released the first official trailer for the upcoming new animated series set in the Star Wars Universe – Star Wars Resistance. The series is going to greatly expand into the Star Wars universe in ways that will provide further insight into the events of the universe prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The series will focus on a whole new protagonist this time around, but will also feature the familiar characters like Poe Dameron and the ever adorable BB-8. The new character that will take us by storm is Kazuda Xiono aka Kaz. Kaz is a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. I’m trying really hard to be excited about the plot, but I’m also a bit tired of the trope of top-secret missions to spy on the evil forces within the Universe. That is just a personal preference on my part, so don’t take that into consideration when you go to view this series.
The official synopsis is below:
In the one-hour premiere titled “The Recruit,” Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids, and creatures. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku, and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new friend BB-8 as he’ll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.
The voice cast of Star Wars Resistance consists of includes Christopher Sean as Kazudo Xiono, Suzie McGrath as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence as Jarek Yeager, Myrna Velasco as Torra Doza, Josh Brener as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison as Hype Fazon, Jim Rash and Bobby Moynihan as Flix and Orka respectively, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Rachel Butera as General Leia Organa.
Dave Filoni of Star Wars: The Clone Wars lore created the series. Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman serve as executive producers. Amy Beth Christenson serves as the art director on the new series.
The series will have a one-hour premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD.