First STAR WARS RESISTANCE Trailer and Release Date

Still from 'Star Wars: Resistance'
Credit: Disney XD

Lucasfilm has released the first trailer and story synopsis for its upcoming Star Wars Resistance animated series.

Here's the trailer:

And the official synopsis for the first episode, "The Recruit" from

"In 'The Recruit,' Poe and BB-8 assign Kaz to the Colossus, where he meets a cast of colorful new aliens, droids and creatures. While undercover to spy on the growing threat of the First Order, 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 a battered old astromech called Bucket."

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.

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