‘Star Wars: Resistance’ TV show gets expected air date

The forthcoming anime-inspired series will air on Disney XD later this year

The upcoming animated Star Wars TV show Resistance has been given an expected air date.

Produced by Lucasfilm, the show – which was first announced back in April – will follow on from the programme Star Wars Rebels, which concluded its fourth season back in March.

Star Wars: Resistance is now reported to be debuting in October, where it’ll premiere on Disney XD. The show will follow the adventures of a new character, Kazuda Xiono, who is described as “a young pilot recruited to help spy on the First Order”. [via Screen Rant]

Gwendoline Christie and Oscar Isaac will reprise their roles from the live-action Star Wars films by lending their voices to the characters of Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron, while the droid BB-8 will also be part of the cast.

Character art for the new series was previewed during a recent Disney event in France – see that below.

In other recent Star Wars news, a fan-made poster for a “remake” of The Last Jedi lampooned the current action being taken by some disgruntled fans of the franchise.

The Fro Design Company are behind the comical artwork, which includes the depiction of Rey cooking Porgs and Luke Skywalker as a 1980s action hero. The piece takes aim at some Star Wars fans who are attempting to raise funds to remake The Last Jedi.