It has been a long time waiting, but the trailer for Lucasfilm’s newest animation series “Star Wars: Resistance” has debuted. The trailer with its new visual style showcases a plethora of new characters in our saga. First and foremost is Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot who is recruited as a spy for the Resistance. The synopsis for the first episode, which will debut on Sunday, October 7th at 10:00 P.M. EST was first reported by our good friend Florian at Jedi Bibliothek.

“Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda ‘Kaz’ Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength,” reads Lucasfilm’s synopsis. “In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…”

We still do not know what day and time-slot this series will find a home, but with only three weeks to go that information should be forthcoming shortly. What has been surprising about this new venture for Star Wars is the lateness of it’s marketing campaign. With only three weeks before it’s debut, the series will have to make up a lot of ground to get this show into the mainstream consciousness quickly. With the recent marketing strategy with Solo: A Star Wars Story, you would think lessons would have been learned. Let’s all hope that it doesn’t impair this new series and it get’s off to a rolling start.

Update:

The official site has a story accompanying the new trailer that gives a little more about the first episode titled “The Recruit”.

“The Recruit,” Poe and BB-8 assign Kaz to the Colossus, where he meets a cast of colorful new aliens, droids, and creatures. While undercover to spy on the growing threat of the First Order, 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 a battered old astromech called Bucket.

Enjoy the video folks.

 

Update 2:

Lucasfilm was gracious to send us a press release for the trailer.  The release details more about the first episode and includes characters and the actors that portray them.

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.

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