Following the incredibly satisfying ending to Star Wars: Rebels, and the pending final season of the The Clone Wars, Star Wars has become a mainstay of television. This fall the third Star Wars cartoon will air on The Disney Channel and Disney XD, Star Wars Resistance.
There is a lot going on here! The most notable change from Rebels and Clone Wars is the cel shaded style art. I love it, as it will help separate Resistance from the legacy established by the other shows. It also provides a look at something most of the new Expanded Universe hasn’t really touched on, the 30 year time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It also looks to be the first show that won’t have a Jedi character, which I hope opens up new lanes of storytelling. Another cool tidbit? Both Oscar Issac and Gwendolyn Christie will reprise their roles from the movies!
Here is the synopsis for the pilot (hehe) episode:
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 7th.