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New Series ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Announced

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Though Star Wars Rebels came to a close just last month, fans will be launched back into the animated version of a galaxy far, far away with a new series titled Star Wars Resistance.

The show draws inspiration from anime and will take place in a time before The Force Awakens, and according to starwars.com, the main character is 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.” BB-8 will also star in the show alongside Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by their live-action actors, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

In addition to Isaac and Christie, the show’s cast is comprised of Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Christopher Sean, Josh Brener, Myrna Velasco, Jim Rash, Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan, and Rachel Butera.

Resistance creator Dave Filoni, who acted as executive producer of Rebels and supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, said the idea for the series stemmed from his fascination with World War II planes and pilots. Aiding him in bringing the show to life are executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman and art director Amy Beth Christenson.

Star Wars Resistance will premiere on Disney Channel this fall before airing on Disney XD.

Are you excited for Star Wars Resistance?

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About Hannah Ortega

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Hannah found Star Wars, Disney, and Marvel, and a fangirl force was awakened inside her. Hannah’s favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, and Aladdin. Movies such as these inspire her writing, which is her biggest passion. Hannah is an aspiring author and journalist, as well as a Christian, a horseback rider, and a cross country runner.
  • I haven’t fully checked out the other spin off series’, only a few eps to see what it was like, despite it being needlessly detailed and complicated (probably cuz I chose random eps from both…) they seemed really cool animated wise!

    • DoctorCuF

      Rebels showed again that the animated series are uniformly superior to the prequels and (Disney) sequels.

      • I second this. “Rebels” starts off more goofy but it matures over time. Time is the key; it gives us the chance to gradually become more invested in the characters’ growth, rooting for them to overcome their obstacles. The creator of “Rebels” doesn’t waste time creating plots that go nowhere; in “Rebels”, even a filler episode or a small detail will matter later on. And if you don’t know much about “how the Force works” then the show delves into different aspects of that too.

        “Clone Wars” animated series was also fantastic for setting up Anakin Skywalker’s tragedy in a way that the prequels attempted but didn’t succeed.

        Haley, I recommend looking online for fan lists of the best story arcs of both shows. It took me three times to watch “Clone Wars” and that’s the way I got hooked into it.

  • Manuel Orozco

    I loved Rebels. This might be a little interesting to see how this one turns out! Too bad the Rebels characters won’t be back but maybe as recurring stars.