Star Wars: Resistance Animated Series' Video Details Main Characters

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Polygon Pictures animates series debuting on October 7

The official Star Wars Twitter account posted a video introducing the characters from Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Resistance animated series on Wednesday.

The series will follow the adventures of Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono (voiced by Christopher Sean), a newly minted Resistance pilot tasked to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. As part of his undercover mission, he joins "Team Fireball," a racing team on the station Colossus.

The video details the other members of Team Fireball. Jarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence) is a Rebellion pilot-turned-mechanic who helps Kaz go undercover on Colossus. Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath) is also a mechanic who used to be a racer before she lost her ship, and Neeku (Josh Brenner) is an ever-optimistic alien. Lastly, the team includes an astromech droid named Bucket, who likes wearing pilot helmets.

The team gets its name from a ship they are trying to restore, called "Fireball" because it tends to catch fire or explode.

The series is set before the events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and will also feature such characters as Leia Organa, Poe Dameron, and Captain Phasma (as voiced by Rachel Butera, Oscar Isaac, and Gwendoline Christie, respectively).

Polygon Pictures is animating the series. The show will premiere on Disney Channel in the United States on October 7 at 10:00 p.m., 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.

Sources: Star Wars Twitter account, Entertainment Weekly (Anthony Breznican)

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