Star Wars: Resistance is the next animated Star Wars series
Disney have announced the next animated Star Wars TV series following the end of Star Wars: Rebels this year. Star Wars: Resistance is an anime inspired series set in the sequel era before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it will feature some familiar voices.
Star Wars: Resistance tells the story of Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.
The series will feature the vocal talents of 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 (DuckTales), Jim Rash (Community), and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).
Both Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie are set to reprise their roles in the series too with both Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma making an appearance, as will BB-8.
Star Wars: Resistance is created by Dave Filoni, who brought us both Star Wars: Clone Wars and 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.”