A new Star Wars animated show, Star Wars Resistance, has been announced, which will be similar in its art style to anime.
The announcement of the show also confirmed that it is already in production and is set to air on Disney XD in the fall. The series will follow 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 also take place before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will be reprising their roles of Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, respectively. BB-8 will also be present in the series. Isaac and Christie will be joined by Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Valesco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Rash, and Rachel Butera. The actors (excluding Isaac and Christie) are shown in the slideshow below:
Dave Filioni is the creator The executive producers include Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandom Auman. The art director is Amy-Beth Christanson. The entire creative team has experience with Star Wars animated series like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels except for Auman, who previously worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon and several Marvel animated series.
Filioni had this to say:
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.
Though we do not know the story of the show yet, we can use the quote to inform a sense of what is to come.
The Senior Vice President of Disney XD, Marc Buhaj, shared his excitement about the upcoming series:
Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series. Star Wars Resistance will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor, and both new and familiar characters.
Source: Star Wars.com
Star Wars Resistance is coming this Fall to Disney XD.
A plot synopsis is not yet available for Star Wars Resistance.