Lucasfilm announced today on StarWars.com that an all new Star Wars tv show is coming in the fall! This animated show is called Star Wars Resistance, and will debut on Disney Channel before moving over to Disney XD.
This high-flying adventure will take place in the time period before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will feature fan favorites like Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma, and BB-8 of course. Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma will be voiced by Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.
The series was created by 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).
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.”
Additional voice actors include 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 will debut on Disney Channel in the fall.