Star Wars Resistance: First Trailer For The New Animated Series

Yolanda Curtis
August 18, 2018

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Another month, another new Star Wars TV show. Check out the first teaser. The show focuses on a young pilot named Kazuda, who is recruited by the Resistance to take on a top-secret mission to infiltrate the First Order. Naturally, it's home to a host of new aliens, droids and various other beings, and Kaz will be going undercover as a mechanic living with Poe's old friend and veteran pilot Yeager (Scott Lawrence), who runs a starship fix shop.

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Always rolling around the periphery is BB-8, supplying vital information as Kaz keeps his true mission secret even from his friends. The show finds Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their roles as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, respectively, but the focus is very much on "Kaz" who lives with Poe's old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship fix shop. His agent is a monster negotiator. Resistance has revealed a very unique look and style to its animation, and its sparking a big debate.

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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. "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". "At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength", reads Lucasfilm's synopsis, as translated from a German release by Florian. Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma will also appear in the animated series. The show will hit Disney Channel on October 7, and like the other animated shows, it will take place in that world in-between films. However, there are also risky races taking place there.

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