As you might have heard, Lucasfilm not only recently dropped a trailer for season two of Resistance, but also the news that this will be the final season of the show. As of now, it is unknown how many episodes will be in the final season or how they will be aired, simply that unlike its predecessor shows Clone Wars and Rebels, it will have the shortest run. For fans such as myself, who began watching only as a way to keep up with the rest of the Star Wars community, and have since been won over, this news is heartbreaking, but not surprising, mainly due to how tied into the main Skywalker saga the show is. With that story ending on the big screen in December, what point is there to continue the Resistance story, that only ends up acting like a loose end? None really. Using the past two trilogies as an example, after Episode IX, it would simply be more of the same, i.e. Empire/First Order/etc…comes in and takes over while rebellion fights back against them. While these characters would be nice to see post Rise of Skywalker, once the movie ends, it’s time to begin moving on and seeing what other possibly amazing stories are waiting to be told both on the big and small screens.
Starwars.com announced the return of The Emmy-Nominated series Star Wars Resistance on October 6th, 2019 to the Disney Channel today. Sadly, we also learned that this will be the final season as well.
The news about Star Wars Resistance is heartbreaking for many of us who care about diversity and inclusion in the wider franchise. The show, anchored by a main cast featuring mostly actors and characters of color, was a thrilling breath of fresh air in a galaxy still heavily populated by white, straight, cis, able-bodied men. Neurodivergent fans have also noted that Neeku displays traits similar to folks on the autism spectrum (although this is one area where the show has notably fallen short in terms of respectful portrayals).