StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about 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.
Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance — set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.
This is the follow-on to The Clone Wars and Rebels. Dave Filoni and crew did a great job their first two series: The Clone Wars redeems the prequels and Rebels was some of the best story telling ever in the Star Wars universe. I can’t wait to see what they do this one.
The most interesting thing about it so far is the animation style: it is going to use an anime-inspired style instead of the 3D CGI of the other two used. I’m not sure if I will like that as much (the CG space scenes in Rebels looked incredible), but I like that they are trying new things.
This should fill the time waiting for the live action series nicely.