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Star Wars Resistance Gets A Poster and Featurette

Matt McGloin Posted: 08/29/2018 - 11:46 COMMENT
Star Wars Resistance Gets A Poster

Following the release of the new trailer, now Disney has released a poster for their upcoming new Star Wars Resistance animated series in addition to a new "Team Fireball" featurette.

"The actors and creative forces behind the galaxy's newest adventure introduce you to the heroes of Star Wars Resistance," the video description offers.

"Some heroes stick to the plan," the poster teases. "Others just wing it."

In addition to BB-8, the poster features Tam Ryvora, Neeku Vozo, Kazuda Xiono and Torra Doza.

Watch the featurette and new trailer below!

The series premiers Sunday, October 7 at 10pm ET/PT on Disney Channel at 10pm EST and can also be watched on DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.

Star Wars Resistance

Star Wars Resistance

Star Wars Resistance is an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.

Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

The series was created by renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels"); executive-produced by Athena Portillo ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels"), Justin Ridge ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels") and Brandon Auman ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels").

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

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, "Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series. 'Star Wars Resistance' will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters."

The voice cast also includes: Christopher Sean ("Days of Our Lives"), Suzie McGrath ("East Enders"), Scott Lawrence ("Legion"), Myrna Velasco ("Elena of Avalor"), Josh Brener ("Silicon Valley"), Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), Bobby Moynihan ("DuckTales"), Jim Rash ("Community") and Rachel Butera ("Tammy's Tiny Tea Time").

Star Wars Resistance

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