A new piece of poster art and a featurette have been released for Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance and they highlight the new characters that will fill the story and make up Team Fireball. I also like the little tagline that comes with, “Some Heroes Stick To The Plan. Others Just Wing It.”
The Fireball team consists of, Jarek Yeager, former Rebellion pilot who is trying to live a quiet life as a mechanic. That all changes when Poe and Leia ask for his help; Tam Ryvora, a fellow mechanic who used to be a racer herself before she lost her ship. “She’s tough, no-nonsense, she kind of has attitude”; Neeku, a green naive alien, who is a “unbelievably positive, happy character”; and Bucket, a droid who has a thing for wearing X-wing fighter pilot helmets.
I enjoyed what I saw in the trailer that was released for the series and fans seem to be pretty excited about it. The new show has a very different style than the other animated shows, but I kinda dig the western anime style. I also like the thing s that I’ve learned from this featurette. We also get our first look at Leia in the series!
When the show was first announced, we learned that it would revolve around a character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.” We also knew that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) would be a part of this new Star Wars adventure. The press release goes on to reveal:
“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 newfound 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 rest of the voice cast 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). Here’s the synopsis:
Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength.
In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…
The first season of Star Wars Resistance will run for 22 episodes, and the first episode will be titled “The Recruit.” The show will make its debut in October on Disney XD. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!