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'Star Wars Resistance,' a new high-flying animated adventure series, takes flight

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Fri, Aug 17th 2018 05:20 pm
`Star Wars Resistance,` a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of `The Force Awakens,` takes flight with a one-hour premiere Sunday, Oct. 7 (10 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel. (Lucasfilm)
"Star Wars Resistance," a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of "The Force Awakens," takes flight with a one-hour premiere Sunday, Oct. 7 (10 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel. (Lucasfilm)
One-hour premiere Sunday, Oct. 7, on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW
"Star Wars Resistance," a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of "The Force Awakens," takes flight with a one-hour premiere Sunday, Oct. 7 (10 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.
The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Following its U.S. debut, "Star Wars Resistance" will rollout globally on Disney Channels worldwide.
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 voice cast includes Christopher Sean ("Days of Our Lives") as Kazuda Xiono; Suzie McGrath ("East Enders") as Tam Ryvora; Scott Lawrence ("Legion") as Jarek Yeager; Myrna Velasco ("Elena of Avalor") as Torra Doza; Josh Brener ("Silicon Valley") as Neeku Vozo; Donald Faison ("Scrubs") as Hype Fazon; Jim Rash ("Community") and Bobby Moynihan ("DuckTales") as Flix and Orka, respectively; Oscar Isaac ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi") as Poe Dameron; Gwendoline Christie ("Game of Thrones") as Captain Phasma; and Rachel Butera ("Tammy's Tiny Tea Time") as General Leia Organa.
Renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels") created the series; 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") serve as executive producers; and Amy Beth Christenson ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels") is art director.

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