Resistance: A new Star Wars series is in the works


A new Star Wars TV series called Star Wars Resistance is in the works.

Disney is making the animated show, which will to air before Episode IX is released in theatres in 2019.

The plot will center on a Resistance pilot who is spying on the First Order. Not many details have been released yet, but Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and First Order Stormtrooper Captain Phasma (Gwendolyn Christie) will appear in the show.

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BB8 is also set to appear in the show.

The series takes place before the events of The Force Awakens, making it a prequel to the new trilogy. The show would be a great opportunity to build character backstories — in particular, Captain Phasma.

Phasma was only on-screen for a few minutes for The Force Awakens, but to many, she became the new trilogy’s equivalent of Boba Fett. Since Phasma did not have much time in The Last Jedi either, this would be a chance to build her backstory.

While Star Wars success as a film series is unquestionable, the franchise ventures in television have varied over the years.

The first was the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special that aired immediately after the original movie came out. The special was a combination of a spin-off and a musical.

Star Wars creator George Lucas was reportedly so unhappy with the special that he said: “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.”

Of course, over the years, there have been much better options for Star Wars fans, including the Clone Wars and the recently concluded Star Wars Rebels.

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The stars and creators of Resistance can take comfort in the fact that although there is no guarantee it will be well received by fans of Star Wars, it cannot be more hated than the Holiday Special.