The upcoming animated series Star Wars: Resistance is looking to be a welcomed addition to the Star Wars canon. With the Disney series set to take place between the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it’s safe to say that there’s a chance we might be seeing how The First Order became the powerhouse that it is in the recent films. Well, it looks like the First Order is definitely a big part of it as we now have a synopsis for the first episode of the series along with am introduction of our main character, at least according to the German Disney XD channel.
According to German website Fernsehserien, the German Disney XD also revealed that there will be 22 episodes with the first one titled “The Recruit. The synopsis was obviously in German but German Star Wars fan, Florian took to Twitter to provide a translation of the synopsis. This is how it goes:
Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength.
In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…
Well, this looks like it’s going to another exciting entry to the Star Wars canon and we’ll be able to see how it becomes a sort of Cold War operation between The Resistance and The First Order into an all out war as we’ve seen in the films. We’re probably still going to get some cool action scenes and perhaps even some races. I can’t help think we’re going to get pod racing but it could be some other types of races. The show is set to be released this year and it might serve up just what we need to bridge the gap between the two good Star Wars trilogies (I’m sure Episode IX will be great).