Popular children’s franchise Star Wars gets its sixth* animated series later this year with the debut of Star Wars: Resistance. Set before the events of The Force Awakens, the show will follow the exploits of Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean), a young pilot recruited to join the ranks of General Leia Organa’s (Rachel Butera, for obvious reasons) fledgling Resistance movement against the fascist First Order.
A few familiar faces and voices crop up here, including Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron (With BB-8 in tow), and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, plus a few newcomers to the Galaxy, harvested from the burgeoning fields of TV comedy – SNL‘s Bobby Moynihan is in the mix, along with Scrubs‘ Donald Faison and Community‘s Jim Rash.
Dave Filoni, who headed up the well-regarded Star Wars: Rebels series, is the man behind this, which bodes well. Of course, certain subsections of the fandom will be screaming themselves hoarse over a) the main character being Asian, b) there being no sign of EU fave Wedge Antilles in a series about fighter pilots, c) some other petty nonsense, or d) all of they above, but screw those guys.
Star Wars: Resistance debuts on Disney in the US on October 7, with an Australian release yet to be determined.
*Everyone forgets about Droids and Ewoks, but they still happened.