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"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. Star Wars Resistance will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters."
―Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD[src]

Star Wars Resistance is an ongoing animated television series that premiered on October 7, 2018, with regular airing on Disney Channel. The series was created by Dave Filoni and executive produced by Athena Yvette Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman. It stars Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan and Jim Rash, with appearances from Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.

Plot summaryEdit

"We wanted to give a slice of life in a part of the galaxy that wasn’t about the Jedi. How do people who are maybe not as connected with the Force, or at least they don’t think they are, how did they respond to these threats? What do we do in the meantime when there isn’t really a war going on?"
Justin Ridge[src]

The series is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, in a time when the Resistance is still learning about the growing threat of the First Order. It centers on the character of Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot in General Leia Organa's Resistance who is tasked with spying on the growing threat of the First Order.[1]

However Slash Films posted this news that explains in the newest behind-the-scenes episode “Resistance Rewind” released by the official Star Wars YouTube channel, executive producer Justin Ridge lets slip that Star Wars Resistance takes place six months before the events of The Force Awakens, revealing: “Because this series takes place six months before The Force Awakens we have a lot of connective tissue to what we see in the movie. So, eventually our events in the show will parallel what happens in the movie.”


"So right now, Resistance is a bit different, in that I'm not on that day-to-day. I created and set it in motion, but I've given that to other people to raise up, people that I've worked with a long time, who I think deserve the opportunity to tell stories and I think it's exciting, and I give them my thoughts and notes – I was just doing that this morning, like George would give me. So that's fun."
Dave Filoni on his involvement with the series[src]

Star Wars Resistance was created by Dave Filoni, head of Lucasfilm Animation who led the creative team on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The inspiration for the series was Filoni's interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots, with his grandfather's time as a pilot during the war being a particular influence on him. In the announcement of the series, Filoni noted that the series would capture the sense of excitement around high-speed racing, which Star Wars had depicted in many stories over the years.[1] Justin Ridge elaborated: "It was a concept Dave came up with: he wanted to have a show that went more into 'How is the First Order gathering materials? What is the First Order doing before The Force Awakens?' It grew from that initial seed."[3]

Resistance Concept Art

Concept art of a race around Colossus

In September 2016, Disney Television president Ben Sherwood revealed that he had been working with Lucasfilm on a new animated series.[4] When the third season of Star Wars Rebels debuted, it was announced that Filoni had stepped down as Supervising Director, in of helping to develop "future animation development."[5] Pablo Hidalgo revealed that Filoni and crew were working on the new series as of September 2017.[6] In February 2018, it was reported that Lucasfilm Ltd. filed a trademark for the name Star Wars Resistance[7][8] (rumors of such a series had stretched back to 2014).[9] The series was officially announced on April 26, 2018 for a debut in the fall of that year.[1] Despite creating the show, Filoni confirmed in an August 12 interview that he would not be working as directly in a day-to-day capacity on Resistance as he had on previous projects, given his work on the revival of The Clone Wars, but he would still provide notes and direction to the story team, a role Filoni compared to George Lucas' input on The Clone Wars.[10]

When Resistance began development, the creative team was unsure of the details of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX, so they had to be careful to avoid any possible continuity conflicts with those films.[11] Producer Justin Ridge has revealed since then that the series will at one point crossover with the events of Episode VII.[12] The series animations were produced by Polygon Pictures.[13] They are rendered in CG and based on the anime animation style,[14][1] with major inspirations being Robotech, Lupin the Third and the films of Hayao Miyazaki.[15]


Star Wars Resistance premiered on October 7, 2018.[2] In the days leading up to the premier, the show had a presence at the 2018 New York Comic Con; A life-sized model of the Fireball was present,[16] and Hasbro announced a toy line based on the series.[17]


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Cast Crew




Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
One October 7, 2018[2]


Notes and referencesEdit

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  3. Huver, Scott (October 5, 2018). How Star Wars Resistance Is Intended to Set Up The Force Awakens.
  4. Guthrie, Marisa (September 14, 2016). Disney/ABC TV's Ben Sherwood on a 'Star Wars' Series, "Mistakes" in Michael Strahan's 'Live' Exit and Bob Iger's Future. The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. Young, Bryan (2016-09-23). 'Star Wars Rebels:' Filoni No Longer Supervising Director. Big Shiny Robot. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved on October 24, 2016.
  6. Harrington, Neil (2017-09-25). Details surface on a new Star Wars animated series. Archived from the original on April 26, 2018. Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  7. New Lucasfilm Filings for "Star Wars Resistance". Yakface (2018-02-21). Archived from the original on February 23, 2018. Retrieved on April 26, 2018.
  8. Cavanaugh, Patrick (February 21, 2018). Does a Lucasfilm Trademark Hint at the New Star Wars Animated Series?. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018. Retrieved on April 26, 2018.
  9. Lussier, Germain (November 25th, 2014). Rumor: 'Star Wars Rebels' Follow-Up Animated Series to Be Set During Current Star Wars Cinematic Era. Slashfilm. Retrieved on November 17, 2016.
  11. Hall, Charlie (October 3, 2018). How the Star Wars Resistance cartoon threads the needle of Disney's movie trilogy.
  12. Young, Bryan (October 2, 2018). Star Wars Resistance harbors crazy deep cuts and will cross over with The Force Awakens.
  13. Polygon Pictures official website
  14. TwitterLogo @Tcann13 (Tracy Cannobbio) on Twitter "Hi! #StarWarsResistance is a CG animated show, with an anime inspired design. Hope that helps! We'll be sharing more news very soon. Have a great weekend too! :)"
  15. Zahed, Ramin (September 28, 2018). The Force Is Alive (and Animated) in 'Star Wars Resistance'. Animation Magazine #284 (Nov 2018).
  16. SWCustom-2011 NYCC 2018: The Fireball Lands at the Javits Center on
  17. SWCustom-2011 NYCC 2018: Hasbro Joins the Resistance on
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "Signal from Sector Six" credits
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "The Platform Classic" credits
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "The Recruit" credits
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "The Triple Dark" credits
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "The High Tower" credits
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "Synara's Score" credits
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "Fuel for the Fire" credits
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 Watch the soaring new trailer for the Star Wars: Resistance animated series. Entertainment Weekly (2018-08-17). Retrieved on August 17, 2018.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "Station Theta Black" credits
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "The Children from Tehar" credits
  28. 28.0 28.1 SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "Secrets and Holograms" credits
  29. 'Star Wars': Ace pilots, not Jedi, take center stage in animated 'Resistance' series. Retrieved on September 14, 2018.
  30. 30.0 30.1 JOOKS AND AL. Star Wars Authentics. Retrieved on October 10, 2018. "Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Jonathan Lipow as Jooks and Al in Star Wars Resistance."
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 SWCustom-2011 Meet the Aces in a new Star Wars Resistance Featurette on
  32. Star Wars Resistance harbors crazy deep cuts and will cross over with The Force Awakens. Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
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  34. STAR WARS RESISTANCE. Disney Channel Official Schedule. Retrieved on September 24, 2018.
  35. TwitterLogo @Tcann13 (Tracy Cannobbio) on Twitter "Hi. There are 22 episodes of #StarWarsResistance season 1. I just watched ep 21 and it’s incredible/intense!"
  36. LaSalata, Justin (December 10, 2018). New Star Wars Resistance Shorts Debut On Disney Channel YouTube.

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