In the history of the Star Wars saga, animated adventures typically appeal to the younger fans, with the currently-running Star Wars Resistance being one of the more kid-friendly adventures in the franchise.
"It's exciting, to tell you the truth. I think the show is fun because we're kind of giving a little more of a lighthearted tone," Ridge shared with CinemaBlend. "Because I think we definitely want younger audiences to really be into the show, but we definitely don't want to exclude the older fans. We want to stay true to Star Wars and what has come before us. So even though it's lighter in tone and has a little more comedy, we definitely have a lot in store that I think older fans are really going to enjoy."
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Resistance is undeniably lighter in tone, though it was renewed earlier this week for a second season. The last animated Star Wars series, Star Wars Rebels, similarly started with a relatively tame narrative before it evolved into an incredibly compelling narrative with mature themes. This isn't to say that Resistance will get as dark, but with the series' timeline coinciding with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's possible it could explore more intense subject matter down the line.
“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” co-creator Dave Filoni previously detailed about the series. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”
Stay tuned for details on Star Wars Resistance, which has its mid-season premiere on Sunday, January 13th at 10 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel. Season Two of the series is coming this fall.
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