Finally, the next project for the Star Wars animated world has been announced. Lucasfilm has revealed that Star Wars: Resistance will be the next animated series from the Executive Producers Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman. The new series will go on air this fall! Based on the events before The Force Awakens, the show will feature a young pilot called KazudaXiono who is tasked to conduct espionage on The First Order. There will also be appearances by the characters from sequel trilogy such as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma (to be voiced by Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie respectively).
Announcement was also made about an all-star cast including Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Jim Rash (Community) and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).
Dave Filoni who is the Executive Producer for Star Wars: Resistance also has been in the same role on Star Wars Rebels and was also the Supervising Director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars), stated:
“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.”
The premiere date for the new series hasn’t been announced, but, Lucasfilm did mention that the premiere will happen on Disney Channel in the fall and the series will then relocate to Disney XD (just what Star Wars: Rebels had done in the first season).
No premiere date for the series has been announced. However, Lucasfilm did share that the series will debut on Disney Channel this Fall and will then move to Disney XD (similar to what Star Wars Rebels did in its first season).