Star Wars Resistance launches in the UK today

The first episode of Star Wars Resistance airs on DisneyXD in the UK today.

Lucasfilm’s animated Star Wars output continues with Star Wars Resistance, which has already launched in the USA and airs today for the first time in the UK. DisneyXD will air “The Recruit”, a special double length episode, at 9.29am. For those who have already missed that classic cartoon timeslot, the episode will re-run at 5pm in the afternoon.

The new television series is set in the years prior to The Force Awakens, introducing new characters such as Kazuda Xiono and Torra Doza, while featuring cameos from movie characters including Poe Dameron, BB-8 and Captain Phasma.

Here is the official synopsis for the first episode:

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…

LEGO sets based on the series are expected to launch in January 2019. Current LEGO Star Wars sets are available now from


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