Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prequel Series Set at Disney Channel

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The force will be reawakening at Disney Channel. 

Just weeks after Star Wars Rebels wrapped on Disney XD, it has been revealed that another series based on the Star Wars franchise is in the works. 

Disney Channel has handed a series order to Star Wars Resistance, which will serve as another animated series. 

Star Wars Resistance

This one, however, will take place before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

Per the official logline: "A young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order."

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“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots” said Filoni in a statement. 

“My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

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Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, “Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series."

"Star Wars Resistance will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters.”

The plan is for the series to bow on Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD to unspool the rest of its run. 

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Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will reprise their roles from the movies, and will be joined by Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales), Jim Rash (Community), and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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