"Star Wars Battlefront" Electronic Arts media briefing
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

“Star Wars Resistance” is the new anime series by Disney that will take the place of “Rebels.” The plot of the new series is set in between the movies “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” and follows the life of a young pilot from the Resistance, who is asked to spy on the First Order, a secretive organization that is growing too powerful.

In a recent interview, show creator Dave Filoni talked about how the idea for this new TV series came about, Den of Geek reports. Filoni’s grandfather was a pilot and his uncle flew and restored planes. This had a big influence of Filoni. The producer is also interested in World War II fighter planes and pilots, and this interest led to the creation of the new show that is about a pilot.

Filoni teased that there will be some high-speed racing in the TV series. The producer pointed out that high-speed racing has a long history in the “Star Wars” universe. “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,” Filoni said about the races in the TV series.

According to the official plot of the TV series, the hero of the show is a young pilot named Kazuda (Kaz) Xiono, who is asked by Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to spy on the First Order. Kaz will travel to space station Colossus, a port for ships to refuel and get repairs.

Colossus is also a place where some dangerous races take place. After Kaz brags about his piloting skills, he gets dragged into one of these races.

A leaked picture of the first look of “Star Wars Resistance” shows that Kaz will be joined by a team of aliens and droids, including the soccer droid BB-8 from the movies.