So, I’m not quite sure how to deal with the announcement of the new animated series from Dave Filoni (Rebels, Clone Wars), Star Wars: Resistance. The series will focus on Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited to help spy on the First Order — coming into contact with such familiar figures as X-wing hotshot Poe Dameron and the menacing Captain Phasma. And Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie have already signed on to voice their characters.

Filoni went on to say:

“The idea for Star Wars: Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” Filoni said in a statement. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

Resistance will also be executive-produced by Athena Portillo and Justin Ridge (both of The Clone Wars and Rebels), and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). It will be art directed by Amy Beth Christenson, another veteran of Rebels and The Clone Wars.

“Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series,” said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president of programming and general manager of Disney XD. “Star Wars: Resistance will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters.”

Okay, great. The animation sounds cool and I’m fine with learning more about the pilots and spacecraft in the Star Wars Universe. I’m also happy that we’ll likely get an Asian voice actor for the role of Kuzda. All of that is fantastic; but WHAT ABOUT THE ENDING OF REBELS!?


You show me Ashoka and Sabine going off to find Ezra and you’re not going to give me any resoluation? Will that happen in one of the live-action series? Can Dave Filoni just get himself a gorram live-action show to direct!?

We’ll continue to keep you posted on this new series as more information comes out here to DFAT.