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First trailer for anime-inspired Star Wars Resistance features BB-8 and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron

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Aug 17, 2018

The first trailer for the Disney Channel's anime-inspired Star Wars Resistance has dropped online — and as a powerful Sith master once said, it is pointless to resist.

Based on the new Star Wars trilogy, the animated series follows a group of ace pilots and spies working for the Galactic Resistance under the leadership of none other than Poe Dameron. If that doesn't sound awesome enough, then you'll flip your lid when we tell you that they got Oscar Isaac to voice his popular character from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi

Watch the trailer below and revel in its Speed Racer-esque aesthetic:

The main hero is Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono (voiced by Christopher Sean), a young pilot tasked with a top-secret mission of spying on the First Order. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic on the Colossus, "a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids and creatures," according to a Disney press release.

He'll be repairing starships with Poe's old buddy Jarek Yaeger (Scott Lawrence) and Yaeger's crew: Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath), Neeku Vozo (Josh Brener), and their weathered droid named Bucket. With BB-8 at his side, Kaz will have to keep his mission a secret from this ragtag group of mechanics who become his new family, while also partaking in dangerous sky races.

Myrna Velasco (East Enders), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Jim Rash (Community), and Bobby Moynihan (Duck Tales) make up the rest of the talented, star-studded voice cast. Moreover, Gwendolyn Christie is reprising her role as Captain Phasma, with Rachel Butera (Tammy's Tiny Tea Time) voicing General Leia Organa. Makes you wonder if Carrie Fisher was going to play Leia before her passing. 

Created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), the upcoming series is executive-produced by Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman. While recently speaking to IGN, Filoni revealed that he did not showrun Resistance

"Resistance is a bit different, in that I'm not on that day to day. I created and set it in motion, but I've given that to other people to raise up, people that I've worked with a long time, who I think deserve the opportunity to tell stories, and I think it's exciting, and I give them my thoughts and notes – I was just doing that this morning, like George would give me. So that's fun," he said. 

Star Wars Resistance will enjoy an hour-long premiere (titled "The Recruit") on Oct. 7, available for viewings on the Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD. After its American debut, the show will premiere all around the world. 


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