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An Extended Look at ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Before the big Premiere

Captain Phasma readies her team

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The countdown for “Star Wars Resistance” is winding down and Disney Channel has released another trailer for the upcoming animated-adventure. Star Wars fans have a little more than a week before the new episode premieres on the network, and the video below offers a first look at the fan favorite characters and locations from The Force Awakens that will be included in the series. The video offers a quick look at Captain Phasma as well, who will also be part of the series.

“Star Wars Resistance” will be a new animated adventure series about 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. This makes the film a prequel to the hit “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and the show will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and, thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world. Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, “Star Wars Resistance” will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites, including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

The series was created by renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave 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”). Star Wars fans can watch the preview below.

The one-hour series premiere of Star Wars Resistance will make its debut on October 7th on Disney Channel (10 p.m. ET/PT) and DisneyNOW. Two additional new episodes will be available via the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD.

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