Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan, Donald Faison, Jim Rash and more are heading to a galaxy far, far away!
Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that Star Wars Resistance is the title of the brand new, anime-inspired TV series coming this fall. The latest animated-adventure 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.”
Set prior to the events of The Force Awakens, Star Wars Resistance will bring some familiar friends and foes, including BB-8, Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma (with Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie lending their voices to the characters they made famous in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi).
Newcomers to the Star Wars universe include Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Jim Rash (Community), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) and Rachel Butera (Tammy's Tiny Tea Time).
Dave Filoni, coming off the heels of the recently ended Star Wars Rebels, is creating the new series, executive-produced by Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge and Brandon Auman; and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson.
"The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots," Filoni said in a statement. "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."
The series will premiere Fall 2018 on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.