New “Star Wars Resistance” Animated Series Coming to Disney Channel

Disney Channel is exploring deeper into a galaxy far, far away with a new animated series: Star Wars Resistance.

The new series will take place before Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It will follow the adventures of a brand new character, Kazuda Ziono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and takes on top-secret missions to spy on the First Order.

Xiono will be joined by BB-8 and will adventure alongside ace pilots and a slew of new characters as well as older stars like Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma.

Animator Dave Filoni, who worked on Star Wars Rebels) is leading the way on this new journey.

“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.”

– Dave Filoni, Animator

Athene Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels),  Justin Ridge (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels), and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) are the executive producers for the project and art-director Amy Beth Christenson (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels).

The voice cast includes:

  •  Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives)
  • Suzie McGrath (East Enders)
  • Scott Lawrence (Legion)
  • Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor)
  • Josh Brener (Silicon Valley)
  • Donald Faison (Scrubs)
  • Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales)
  • Jim Rash (Community)
  • Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time)

Star Wars Resistance is expected to premiere on Disney Channel this fall.

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