Disney is wishing everyone a happy Friday by giving us our first full Star Wars Resistance trailer. The studio also announced the exact date that the new animated series will begin airing this fall.
It’s clear within just the first few shots of the Star Wars Resistance trailer that Disney and Lucasfilm have opted for an art style completely different than anything used in the Star Wars universe before. The show looks vibrant and crisp. And the tone looks to be mostly comedic and playful. Although I’m sure the show will occasionally hit darker notes as other animated series have.
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The story is set shortly prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Oscar Isaac is on board to voice Poe Dameron, and the show will likely use the familiar character to introduce us to those that will lead the new saga. Kazuda (Kaz) Xiono is our main protagonist. He’s described as “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
In the Star Wars Resistance Trailer we get to see a bunch of footage that presumable takes place during the series’ hour long premiere. The first episode is entitled “The Recruit”. Here’s Disney’s official synopsis:
“Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids and creatures. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new friend BB-8 as he’ll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.”
Star Wars Resistance premiers on the Disney Channel Sunday, October 7th at 10:00 p.m.