New TV show, set during lead up to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' will broadcast this fall on Disney Channel.
Polygon Pictures has announced they are producing animation for Star Wars Resistance, the newest Star Wars animated series. The studio, which previously produced animation for the Emmy Award-winning 3D CG series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is also known for its work on Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, BLAME! and Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
The anime-inspired Star Wars Resistance is set during the events leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It will follow Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order, and includes droid BB-8 along with appearances by established characters like Poe Dameron, voiced by Oscar Isaac, and Captain Phasma, voiced by Gwendoline Christie.
Lucasfilm Animation veteran, director Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, commented, “The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. 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.”
Star Wars Resistance was created by Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels); executive-produced by Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Justin Ridge (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).
The voice cast also 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).
The new series will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and, thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.
Source: Polygon Pictures