The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
New Star Wars TV series for the UK
A new animated Star Wars series will premiere in the UK later this year, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced.
Star Wars Resistance will be set prior to the events of the JJ Abramsdirected film The Force Awakens.
The protagonist of the anime-inspired show will be Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
The voices of actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, who played Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma in the recent films, will appear in the series.
Star Wars Resistance will be shown on Disney XD later this year.