Check out the 1-minute trailer below, and then keep up with the new series with SciFi Stream’s just-launched Resistance show guide!
Set in the era just before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Resistance follows a young pilot, Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono (voiced by Christopher Sean), who is sent on an undercover mission to an outer-rim planet to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. There he falls in with a colorful cast of aliens and droids in a high-flying adventure inspired by anime-style animation.
Expect familiar faces from the era to turn up in the series, including Poe Dameron, BB-8, Captain Phasma, and General Leia Organa.
The show will have a special, 1-hour premiere before settling into its regular time slot (still to be announced).
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 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.
Dave Filoni (Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels) created the series. Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge (both of Clone Wars and Rebels), and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) serve as executive producers. Amy Beth Christenson (also of Clone Wars and Rebels) is the show’s art director.
Rounding out the voice cast are 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; Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron; Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Captain Phasma; and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time) as General Leia Organa.