Not too long ago, we got the first announcement about Disney’s new Star Wars animated series ‘Star Wars Resistance’. Today we are getting our first trailer for the series and grown-up fans are mixed on how they feel about it. While the animation style is much different than what we’ve seen on Clone Wars or Star Wars: Rebels, that isn’t the issue. The main problem seems to be that this show seems to be squarely aimed at kids while the other series were kid-friendly, but also approachable for adult fans.
Personally, I’m not that worried right now. I dropped out of Clone Wars during the first season because it felt like a kid’s show. However, the show continued to mature and by season 3 I was right back on board. Hopefully, Filoni is planning something like that for the new show.
Star Wars Resistance takes place before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and stars Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono) as a young Resistance Pilot who is tasked with rooting out a First Order Spy from their ranks. The show will also feature Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their roles as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma as well as the voice talents of Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Jim Rash, Bobby Moynihan, and Rachel Butera as General Leia Organa.
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.