Next 'Star Wars' animation series to be about fight against First Order

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Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, senior producer at EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment, introduces the new video game "Star Wars Battlefront" during Electronic Arts media briefing before the opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2015. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

New content has been planned for the “Star Wars” franchise, and the plot of the next animation TV series will also be about the heroes fighting against the First Order. Disney may be planning to release new shows that are connected to the film saga as well.

“Star Wars Rebels” will be coming to an end with season 4. But there is more content on the way, and one of the shows that Disney has planned is directly connected to the new movie trilogy involving Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

According to a new report by Mike Zeroh on YouTube (see below), Lucasfilm has quietly filed for the trademark for “Star Wars Resistance.” The name Resistance is a clear indication that the story will be about the fight against the First Order, as this is what the heroes call themselves in the new trilogy.

Lucasfilm was reportedly looking for animators sometime ago. With the trademark registration, it looks like prep work for the show is already underway.

Since work may have just started on the new show, no announcement has been set yet. Fans can expect the next animation to premiere sometime next year.

Just as “Rebels” showed the birth of the force that eventually grew big enough to take on the Empire, Mike suggests that the upcoming show may display how the Resistance was born, which means the series will be set during the time before “The Force Awakens.”

There may be a new hero, too, but fans may still get to see popular characters like Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). More importantly, the show may reveal the mythology of the new Grey Jedi that the new trilogy seems to have been building with Rey.

Credit: Mike Zeroh/YouTube