Disney Orders ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Anime-Inspired Series Featuring Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie


If you’re wondering what happens before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney will hopefully answer your questions with the anime-inspired series Star Wars ResistanceThe Mouse House has ordered the animated adventure series which will chronicle the events prior to Episode VII.

Production has already begun for Star Wars Resistance which will follow 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. The animated series will feature new characters as well as everyone’s favorite rolling droid BB-8. There will also be some familiar voices in the cast including Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, who have both appeared in the recent Star Wars pics.

Star Wars Resistance is set to premiere this fall on Disney Channel stateside and then Disney XD and around the world shortly after.

The series includes many from the team that worked on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars Resistance was created by Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni, executive-produced by Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson.

The voice cast also includes 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).

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/04/disney-star-wars-resistance-animated-series-oscar-isaac-gwendoline-christie-lucasfilm-1202376776/