Disney and Lucasfilm have now delivered fans the first trailer for the next Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Resistance. Taking place before the events of The Force Awakens, Star Wars Resistance follows Poe Dameron leading a group of Resistance fighters against the growing First Order. The series is set to begin with a one-hour premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 10 PM EST. Watch the trailer below…
In the one-hour premiere titled “The Recruit,” Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids, and creatures. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku, and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new friend BB-8 as he’ll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.
Star Wars: Resistance will feature the voices of Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives) as Kazudo Xiono, Suzie McGrath (East Enders) as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence (Legion) as Jarek Yeager, Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Torra Doza, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Hype Fazon, Jim Rash (Community) and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Captain Phasma and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time) as General Leia Organa.
The series was created by Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels creator/showrunner Dave Filoni, though he has revealed he is not as involved in this series as the previous two. Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Justin Ridge (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will serve as executive producers while Amy Beth Christenson (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) is the series’ art director.