The official Star Wars site has announced that the latest animated Star Wars adventure has officially begun production. The series in question is anime-inspired in nature and is called Star Wars Resistance. The show will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the US and will continue on Disney XD. Here’s how they describe the show.
“Star Wars Resistance [is] 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.”
The series will take place prior to the events in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when the First Order is only just a blip on the Republic’s radar. It will feature BB-8 and will also have appearances from Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma (who will be voiced by their live-action counterparts Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie).
The series was created by Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and is executive-produced by 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).
“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots” said Filoni. “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.”
In addition to Isaac and Christie, the voice cast includes actors 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), and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).
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SOURCE: Star Wars