Star Wars Resistance is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. The series is inspired by Japanese anime and utilizes a cel-shaded look. It follows Kazuda Xiono, a New Republic pilot who is recruited by the Resistance to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. The series begins six months before the events of The Force Awakens and leads up to The Rise of Skywalker. The series premiered on Disney Channel on October 7, 2018, and later debuted on Disney XD in the United States and worldwide. Twelve shorts debuted on the Disney Channel YouTube channel in December 2018. The second and final season is set to premiere on October 6, 2019 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.