Star Wars Resistance: First Trailer and Premiere Date

The new Star Wars animated series Resistance, finally has its long awaited first trailer. After the initial announcement in April we have had almost total silence in terms of official information. The biggest details were the German synopsis for the first episode leaking, and some blurry leaked promotional art. 

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Today Star Wars broke that silence by announcing the release date of the series as well as our first real official look. 

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 newfound 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.


The 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.


Renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) created the series; 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”) serve as executive producers; and Amy Beth Christenson (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) is art director.
— Official press release

The trailer gives us a nice look at the station “Colossus,” which seems to be a raised up above an ocean. We get a nice look at the races Kazudo is going to be partaking in, as well as his crew. The variety of alien designs is also quite nice. 

Poe is in a decent amount of this trailer, and Phasma is supposed to show up, though it is unknown how much of the series they will be in. However, since Christie and Issac are reprising their roles it is fair to assume they will not be frequent mainstays. We only see a brief glimpse of a Stormtrooper who may be Phasma. 

We don't know much about Kaz's background, but he is wearing a flight suit with the New Republic insignia on it when he is talking to a suited up Poe. 

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In terms of Rebels connections I must thank "Darth_Accipiter" of the Jedi Council Forums for pointing one out. 

In the background of another shot is the symbol of the Journeyman Protectors. 

 In terms of Legends easter eggs, the female pilot who is Kaz's rival is flying what seems to be a R41-Starchaser from the classic TIE Fighter flight sim game. Thanks to "TheRedBlade," also of the JCF forums, for pointing that one out. 

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