“There are a lot of dangers out there in the galaxy. When people are in need, we help.” Welp, Poe Dameron had us tearing up even before General Leia Organa appeared in the extended sneak peek for Star Wars Resistance, premiering next weekend. Hers wasn’t the only familiar face, er, helmet: Captain Phasma will be showing up for at least some of Poe’s ace pilots’ attacks on and spy missions within the First Order.
Rachel Butera, whose voice you’ve heard as Natasha in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Meryl Streep on Family Guy, lends her voice talents to Leia. Gwendoline Christie reprises the role of Phasma. There’s also plenty of the new characters, including pilot-turned-spy Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, Tam Ryvora, Hype Fazon, Orka, Flix, and the rest of Team Fireball:
The official synopsis for the one-hour series premiere “The Recruit”:
Poe (Oscar Isaac) and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz (Christopher Sean) 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 (Scott Lawrence), a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam (Myrna Velasco), Neeku (Josh Brener) and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new 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.
Star Wars Resistance premieres Sunday, October 7 at 10 p.m. EST on Disney Channel.