Shortly after the conclusion of Star Wars Rebels, Disney made it known that they weren’t finished developing animated shows for their Star Wars IP. Instead, they wanted to jump ahead to the future with a brand new show, Star Wars Resistance. For some time now, we’ve hoped to see something from the series, (more than just gritty leaked photos), but Disney wasn’t yet comfortable to share it with the world. Today, they are and now we have the First Look Trailer for Star Wars Resistance!
The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
Star Wars Resistance is the next brainchild from renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars/Star Wars Rebels), but unlike his two other acclaimed shows, Resistance takes on a new animation that isn’t familiar to most Star Wars fans. The animation is reminiscent of one of the more recent Transformers series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise. It’s a bit jarring, at first, but you can’t deny that the visuals are pretty fantastic, nonetheless.
The first episode of Star Wars Resistance will air on Disney XD Sunday, October 7 at 10pm ET and will be 1-hour long. Below is the synopsis of Episode 1 “The Recruit“.
In the one-hour premiere titled “The Recruit,” 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 newfound 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 O