The first trailer for the animated series about rebel pilots has dropped – it’s got a unique look and a brand new story set in a galaxy far, far away.
Resistance was created by Dave Filoni who also worked on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. He drew a lot of influence for this series from WWII fighter pilots; it’s a project the animation team has been wanting to do for a number of years. The creative team also includes a bunch of other alumni from both series – Athena Portillo, Justen Ridge, Brandon Auman, and art director Amy Beth Christenson. The cast includes Poe Dameron (voiced by Oscar Isaac), Captian Phasma(voiced by Gwendoline Christie), BB-8, and a host of ace rebel pilots. Official synopsis of the pilot episode…
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.
The animation in the wide shots with ships looks great, but I’m not entirely sold on some of the character animation. Looks a bit like the animation used in the Tron series Disney cancelled a few years back. See what you think.
Star Wars Resistance premieres on on Sunday, October 7th at 10:00pm EDT/PDT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD.