The first Star Wars Resistance trailer has finally been unveiled, bringing new faces and familiar voices together in epic flight.
The new Star Wars animated series will be the first small-screen material to explore the new era of Star Wars. Star Wars Resistance will follow a young Resistance pilot named Kazuka Xiono (nicknamed Kaz) who joins a top-secret mission to spy on the First Order.
The Star Wars Resistance trailer reveals just who recruits young Kaz to this mission — a nugget sure to please fans of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Oscar Isaac returns to voice Poe Dameron in Star Wars Resistance, and it looks like there will be plenty of tie-ins the films in the animated series. BB-8 certainly seems to be an excited participant in Kaz’s adventures, and the cast also includes Gwendolyn Christie as Captain Phasma and Rachel Butera, who will provide the voice of General Leia Organa. Dave Filoni, showrunner of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels created the series.
Star Wars Resistance will premiere with an hour-long episode on Sunday, October 7. According to Lucasfilm, the premiere is titled “The Recruit,” and will offer a lush look at life on the edge of another Star Wars war.
In the premiere, Lucasfilm says, “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 will premiere on October 7 at 10:00 p.m. on the Disney Channel.