The next Star Wars Animated Series will make its debut this Fall, an anime-inspired series created by Dave Filoni called Star Wars Resistance. Here is what we know about the series so far!
Announced over at StarWars.com, the new anime-styled animated series will be based around a new character, a pilot named Kauda Xiono, and feature some familiar faces and voices, Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma, BB-8, and more! The show will debut on the Disney Channel in the United States and eventually feature on Disney XD internationally! Here is the official release:
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.
Longtime Lucasfilm animated series guru and the show’s creator Dave Filoni explains his familial inspiration behind the project:
“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.”
Joining Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie in the show’s cast are:
- 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)
- Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time)
What do you think of the news and information about Star Wars Resistance? Are you glad to see Filoni back creating a new Star Wars animated series? We are just a few months away from its debut!