Star Wars Resistance is the newest animated series set in the iconic galaxy far, far away. It follows the critically-acclaimed Star Wars Rebels and will be the first series to explore the Sequel Trilogy era with characters such as Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and BB-8 making appearances. Other notable actors will be making guest appearances, including Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood.
Disney ABC Press released the synopses for the first five episodes of the series, with the fourth episode entitled “Fuel for the Fire’ revealing that Elijah Wood guest stars as a character named Jace Rucklin. Wood is the latest Lord of the Rings alum to participate in the franchise, with his co-stars Andy Serkis and Dominic Monaghan appearing as characters in the current Sequel Trilogy.
You can check out the first synopses for the upcoming episodes of Star Wars Resistance down below:
Episode 101 & 102: “The Recruit: Parts 1 & 2”
X-wing pilot Kazuda Xiono is recruited for the Resistance, but finds himself in over his head when Poe Dameron assigns him to a remote fueling station to spy on the First Order. Then, after Kaz boasts about being the best pilot around, he is forced to compete in a dangerous sky race.
*Guest starring is Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as Poe Dameron, Jim Rash (“Community”) and Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”) as Flix and Orka, respectively.
Episode 103: “The Triple Dark”
Kaz and BB-8 uncover information on an imminent pirate attack and must find a way to stop it.
*Gwendoline Christie (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) guest stars as Captain Phasma.
Episode 104: “Fuel for the Fire”
Kaz befriends a sky racer named Rucklin who pressures him to take some rare and dangerous hyperfuel hidden in Yeager’s office.
* Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) guest stars as Jace Rucklin.
Episode 105: “The High Tower”
The First Order arrives at the platform for mysterious reasons and Kaz and BB-8 are determined to sneak into the tower to find out what they want.
*Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) guest stars as Hype Fazon.
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Star Wars Resistance features the voices of Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco ,Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Jim Rash, Lex Lang and Rachel Butera. The series will also feature guest appearances from Sequel Trilogy stars Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma respectively.
Star Wars Resistance airs with a two-part series premiere on October 7, 2018 on Disney Channel.
Source: Disney ABC Press