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VIDEO: Meet the Heroes of ‘Star Wars Resistance’

New series from Lucasfilm Animation set prior to the events of ‘The Force Awakens’ takes flight with one-hour premiere on Sunday, October 7.

Disney Channel has dished up a first look at the heroes of Star Wars Resistance, the new animated series created by Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni taking flight with a one-hour premiere on Sunday, October 7.

Set prior to the events of The Force Awakens, The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.

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.

Meet Team Fireball in the new featurette in the player below:

The Star Wars Resistance voice cast includes 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; Jim Rash (Community) and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively; Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron; Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Captain Phasma; and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time) as General Leia Organa.

Created by Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Star Wars Resistance is 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), with art direction by Amy Beth Christenson (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).

Following its U.S. debut on October 7, Star Wars Resistance will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide.

Source: Disney Channels Worldwide