The next Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Resistance debuts on October 7th and The Disney Channel has released a first look trailer for the series. Set sometime before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Resistance focuses on Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono (voiced by Christopher Sean), a Resistance pilot ready to fly in the group’s fighter squadron. But his dreams of sitting in an X-Wing may not come to pass as he is recruited to spy on the First Order. The Force Awakens characters BB-8, Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma will appear in the series, with Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their Star Wars film roles.
Kaz’s mission takes him to The Colossus, a massive re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet. There, he works and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, who runs a starship repair yard with fellow mechanics Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Once on The Colossus, Kaz must keep his mission secret from his new friends and evade detection by the First Order.
If the show feels like its pitched to a younger audience, that is no accident. Debuting on the Disney Channel, the series will begin with a broader tone than Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, but Rebels fans will recall it started with a lighter tone before becoming a series about the effects of Imperial occupation. At the same time, do not expect Resistance to hit quite as hard as Rebels did in later seasons.
Star Wars Resistance debuts October 7th on The Disney Channel.