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‘Star Wars Resistance’ Season 2 Premiere Set for October 6

The fight against the First Order continues this fall as Disney Channel announces the Emmy-nominated series’ final season return.

It has just been announced that Emmy Award-nominated Star Wars Resistance will return for its second and final season October 6 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, with subsequent airings on Disney XD. Season 1, set prior to the events in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, launched last October 6 and quickly became a fan favorite. The new season takes place during the events of The Last Jedi leading up to The Rise of Skywalker, as Kaz and the team continue to fight against the threat of the First Order, culminating in an epic series finale.

Read AWN’s interview with executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge and Brandon Auman, who share production insights from Lucasfilm Animation’s high-flying animated series!

An all-new Season 2 Star Wars Resistance trailer was released today:

The story picks up after a harrowing escape from the First Order, as the Colossus and all its residents find themselves lost in space, pursued by Agent Tierny and Commander Pyre. Kaz and team also face a myriad of new dangers along the way including bounty hunters, a suspicious Hutt, General Hux and Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. Meanwhile, Tam grapples with her future and where her true allegiance lies, with her friends or the First Order. The thrilling final season will showcase how the unlikeliest of heroes can help spark hope across the galaxy.

Joining the voice cast in guest starring roles for Season 2 are Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) as Ax Tagrin, Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) as Norath Kev, Matthew Wood (The Clone Wars) as Kylo Ren and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as the Aeosian Queen. Star Wars Resistance stars Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives) as Kazuda Xiono; Suzie McGrath (East Enders) as Tam Ryvora; Scott Lawrence (Legion) as Jarek Yeager; Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Torra Doza; Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Neeku Vozo; Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Hype Fazon; Elijah Wood (The Lord of The Rings) as Rucklin; Jim Rash (Community) and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively; Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) as Commander Pyre; Jason Hightower (Victor & Valentino) as Captain Doza; and Sumalee Montano (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) as Agent Tierny.

Created by renowned veteran Dave Filoni of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels fame, Star Wars Resistance is executive-produced by Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels); Justin Ridge (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels), also the show’s supervising director; and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) who does double duty as the show’s head writer. Amy Beth Christenson (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels) serves as the show’s art director.

Source: Disney Channel

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