Lucasfilm has released the first trailer and story synopsis for its upcoming "Star Wars Resistance" animated series. Check out the trailer above!
And the official synopsis for the first episode, "The Pilot":
"Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda 'Kaz' Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength. In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…" [The Best 'Star Wars' Spaceships from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!]
Oscar Isaac and Gwendolyn Christie will reprise their roles as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. Joining them in the voice cast in unrevealed roles are Bobby Moynihan, Donald Faison, Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Jim Rash, and Rachel Butera.
"The idea for 'Star Wars Resistance' came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots," said Star Wars animation vet Dave Filoni, who created the show. "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."
"Star Wars Resistance" will debut October 7 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern on the Disney Channel, with future episodes airing on Disney XD.
Originally published on Newsarama.
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