The force gets animated in ‘Star Wars Resistance’

Star Wars fans are up for a treat with the new animated series Star Wars Resistance debuting on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW (with subsequent airings on Disney XD). Star Wars Resistance aims to entertain younger audiences and offer a fun and family-friendly entertainment. The series stars 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), Rachel Butera (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), and Jim Rash (Community). The series will take place roughly six months before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Co-creator Dave Filoni shared in a statement that the idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of his interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. His grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on him. “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,” Filoni added. Star Wars Resistance premieres on 7 October on Disney Channel.