Disney Announces New Anime-Inspired Star Wars Animated Series
Fresh off the finale of Star Wars Rebels, Disney has announced their next foray into Star Wars TV, a new series called Star Wars: Resistance.
As per Forbes, Resistance is described:
This show will deal with the events leading up to The Force Awakens. The show will be about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited to spy on the growing First Order. It’s allegedly inspired by creator Dave Filoni’s (The Clone Wars and Rebels) interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. That’s fitting enough as the original Star Wars and its climatic Death Star run was inspired by World War II aerial dogfights.
The show is also said to have appearances from sequel trilogy characters like Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. BB-8 is also said to be a series regular; and I’m somewhat convinced that he belonged to this Kazuda character before he became Poe’s droid.
The cast of the show includes Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Myrna Velasco, Rachel Butera, and Jim Rash. Actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie are also said to be providing the voices for their characters Poe and Phasma in the show.
With Rebels focusing on Jedi, I’m actually excited to watch a series about the more gruff and tough grunts in the Resistance. By the time The Force Awakens came out, there were no Jedi to be found, so I guess they’ll have to focus on the pilots and mechanics of the universe.
With the show said to be anime-inspired, I’m crossing my fingers that Lucasfilm dishes out some topnotch animation for Resistance—something along the lines of The Legend of Korra. Don't even get me started on the quality of Forces of Destiny.
No release date has been announced for Star Wars: Resistance, but the show is said to have already started production.