‘Star Wars Resistance’ Gets UK TV Premiere Date On Disney XD
For those of you waiting to see the new ‘Star Wars Resistance‘ animated series, you won’t have to wait much longer. Disney XD UK has announced the show will premiere next Saturday morning with a double helping of episodes.
The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for 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 premiere episode, titled “The Recruit,” sees 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 colourful 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 (‘Days of Our Lives’) as Kazuda Xiono; Suzie McGrath (‘Eastenders’) 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.
‘Star Wars Resistance‘ premieres Saturday, 13th October 2018 at 9.29am, and will begin with a double bill.