New Animated Series ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Coming to Disney XD

According to, Star Wars Resistance is a brand new animated series is coming this fall to Disney XD. The first episode will premiere on Disney Channel. The series centers around Kazuda Xiono a Resistance pilot who has been “tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.” Joining Kazuda Xiono on this mission is the fan favorite BB-8. The series will also include appearances from well-known characters like Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, who will be voiced by their respective actors from the blockbuster films, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie.

The show’s creator is Dave Filoni known largely for his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Filoni explained his inspiration for the show,

“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. 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.”

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