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.