For the fans of the “Star Wars Rebels” TV series, the newest TV series has been announced, and it’s called “Star Wars: Resistance.” The show will be seen through the eyes of a new character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as “a young pilot recruited to help spy on the First Order.” The series will be focusing on the era before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Oscar Issac and Gwendoline Christie are going to playing animated versions of Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma in the series, and everyone’s favorite rolling droid BB-8 will likely be in the series as well. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels” showrunner Dave Filoni has issued the following statement regarding his plans for the series, to go along with the show’s official logo:
“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.”
Right now the character details are sparse, but the cast has been announced. Christopher Long from NBC’s “Days Of Our Lives”, Suzie McGrath from ITV’s “EastEnders”, Scott Lawrence from FX’s “Legion”, Myrna Velasco from Disney’s “Elena Of Avalor”, Josh Brener from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”, Donald Faison from NBC’s “Scrubs”, Bobby Moynihan from Disney Channel’s “Ducktales”, Jim Rash from NBC’s “Community”, and Rachel Butera from “Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time” will all be lending their voices to the series. The show will be premiering first on the Disney Channel and then it will debut on Disney XD and to the rest of the world this fall.