Disney Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’, New Animated Series From Dave Filoni.

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26 Apr 18
Disney Orders 'Star Wars Resistance', New Animated Series From Dave Filoni

Disney Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’, New Animated Series From Dave Filoni

If you’re missing the brilliant ‘Star Wars Rebels’, we have some great news! Disney has begun production on Star Wars Resistance, a brand new animated adventure series set in the currently unexplored time prior to ‘The Force Awakens’.

The story follows 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 feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colourful new characters and appearances by fan favourites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

The voice cast also includes Christopher Sean (‘Days of Our Lives’), Suzie McGrath (‘Eastenders’), 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’).

The series was created by renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ ‘Star Wars Rebels’); 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’); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson (‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ ‘Star Wars Rebels’).

“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.”

“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,” adds Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD. “‘Star Wars Resistance’ will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humour and both new and familiar characters.”

The voice cast also includes: Christopher Sean (‘Days of Our Lives’), Suzie McGrath (‘Eastenders’), 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’).

Star Wars Resistance‘ will premiere later in 2018 on Disney XD in the UK.