Lucasfilm delivers animated 'Star Wars Resistance' trailer

Lucasfilm Ltd. is preparing to bring audiences back to a galaxy far, far away with “Star Wars Resistance”. This time, though, the adventure isn’t happening on the big screen. The new animated series is set to debut on Disney XD this fall. Check out the first trailer in the player above and find out how it ties directly to the new saga movies.

“Star Wars Resistance” follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. In a one-hour premiere titled “The Recruit,” Poe and BB-8 assign 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.

The “Star Wars Resistance” voice cast includes Christopher Sean (“Days of Our Lives”) as Kazuda Xiono, Suzie McGrath (“East Enders”) as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence (“Legion”) as Jarek Yeager, Myrna Velasco (“Elena of Avalor”) as Torra Doza, Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) as Hype Fazon, Jim Rash (“Community”) and Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”) as Flix and Orka, respectively. Additionally, the series will feature stars Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie as their big screen characters, Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, respectively. Rachel Butera (“Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time”) will provide the voice of General Leia Organa, stepping in for the late Carrie Fisher.

Renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) created the new series. 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”) serve as executive producers with and Amy Beth Christenson (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as art director.

Following its U.S. debut on October 7, 2018, “Star Wars Resistance” will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.