Well, this was a nice surprise for Star Wars fans. Somewhat unexpectedly, Disney announced today on StarWars.com that a new animated Star Wars show is set to debut on Disney Channel this fall. Star Wars Resistance centers around 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.
According to Disney, Star Wars Resistance will feature BB-8 along side many new characters, as well as guest appearances by familiar Star Wars characters like Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, both voiced by their original actors.
Star Wars Resistance is created and produced by a group of Lucasfilm veterans, many of whom previously worked on the successful animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
So far, we know the following actors will play roles in Star Wars Resistance: 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 is set to debut this fall on Disney Channel in the US and then on Disney XD globally.
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