Star Wars Resistance is coming to an end.
The recently released trailer for Season 2 of the Disney Channel animated series revealed that the show’s sophomore run will be its last.
“We have to work together if we’re going to survive.”
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 14, 2019
Disney didn’t provide any details behind the show’s cancellation, but some fans think that the Dave Filoni-created series is only meant to serve as an addendum to the big screen’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, and once that’s over, Star Wars Resistance ends as well.
Star Wars Resistance follows the adventures of New Republic pilot Kazuda Xiono and the crew of the refueling station Colossus. In Season 1, Kaz is recruited by the Resistance to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. The events of the show’s Season 1 started six months before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and crossed over with the movie at the end of its freshman run.
Season 2, meanwhile, will serve as a bridge story between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. “The final season of Resistance takes place during The Last Jedi and leading up to the events of The Rise of Skywalker,” a rep for Disney said. “With the movie coming up in December, this was a natural place to end the show with an epic finale.”
In the trailer, crew members of the Colossus are seen trying to flee from the First Order, as Tam Ryvora — who defected from the Colossus to join the First Order at the end of Season 1 — starts her career as a TIE Fighter pilot.
According to the Season 2 synopsis, Kaz and the team are also going to deal with bounty hunters, a suspicious Hutt, General Hux, and Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, which makes a suprising appearance at the end of the trailer.
Star Wars Resistance Season 2 will premiere on Sunday, October 6th at 10 p.m. ET on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.