Ever since Lucasfilm’s crown jewel returned in 2015, the Star Wars franchise has grown and evolved with each passing year.
For 2018, fans have already welcomed the addition of Solo, Ron Howard’s Anthology pic that recounts the formative years of everyone’s favorite smuggler. But it’s not the only Star Wars-related property set for release this year, as Disney and Lucasfilm have pegged the animated Resistance series for a premiere in October, which chronicles the adventures of Leia Organa’s ace fighter pilots as they hope to thwart the growing threat of the First Order.
Set about six months before The Force Awakens, Star Wars Resistance tells the story of 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.
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Keep in mind that this scrap of intel hasn’t been confirmed outright; all we know for sure is that Resistance kicks off prior to The Force Awakens, which ought to bring us closer to Poe Dameron as he rises through the ranks.
But he’s not the sole focus of Star Wars Resistance. As previously revealed, Lucasfilm’s animated series charts the journey of rookie pilot Kazuda Xiono (voiced by Days of Our Lives alum Christopher Sean), who spearheads a spy mission on behalf of the Resistance to keep a close eye on the First Order and their growing presence in the galaxy.
All wings, report in! Star Wars Resistance shoots for the skies (and the Disney Channel) on October 7th, when the Mouse House will get things rolling with an hour-long premiere.