The show will premiere later this year.
Disney Channel has picked up an anime-inspired series called Star Wars Resistance, and it will be heading to the network sometime in the fall.
The show chronicles a young pilot named Kazudo Xiono who is recruited by the Resistance in order to spy on the troublesome First Order. The series will take place in a timeframe that precedes the 2015 blockbuster The Force Awakens in a similarly unchartered territory.
This new adventure will also feature a choice selection of beloved franchise characters including BB-8, Poe Dameron, and Captain Phasma. Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will lend their voices to the characters they first portrayed in the live action film.
Series creator Dave Filoni notes how "the idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time."