Polygon Pictures Animates Star Wars: Resistance Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Polygon Pictures announced on Wednesday that it is producing the Star Wars: Resistance animated series. Lucasfilm announced the new "anime-inspired" series on April 26, but did not reveal at that time who would handle the animation for the series.
The series will follow the adventures of Kazuda Xiono, a newly minted Resistance pilot tasked to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. The series is set before the events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and will feature such characters as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma (as voiced by Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively). The series will premiere on Disney Channel in the United States this fall, and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.
Dave Filoni created the series, with Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman as executive producers. Amy Beth Christenson is the art director.
Polygon Pictures is perhaps best known for the two Ajin television anime series and film trilogy, and the ongoing Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei film trilogy. It also contributed to the animation of 2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which won the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program category in the Daytime Emmy Awards two years in a row. The studio previously adapted Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia and Blame! manga into 3DCG anime films and series, and recently established a joint venture with the manga creator in March.