Announced back in April, Star Wars Resistance is the latest animated series, this time Anime inspired, from Lucasfilm set in a galaxy far far away. It’s set within the timeframe before Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now the studio has given the first look at the series through the first trailer.
Faces new and old appear in the short trailer as Oscar Issac and Gwendoline Christie return to lend voice to their live-action characters Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. Resistance follows Resistance pilot Kazuda Xiono who is given a secret mission by Poe that sees the young pilot have to infiltrate the First Order.
In the one-hour premiere, titled “The Recruit,” Poe Dameron 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.
The voice cast includes Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Rash and Rachel Butera. Star Wars Resistance debuts on October 07.