Star Wars Resistance: Why is the series ending after just two seasons?


Star Wars Resistance will last just two seasons even though we had hopes for more. What could possibly have gone into that decision?

When the trailer came out for Star Wars Resistance Season 2, I was first overjoyed. I really enjoyed the first season and it really picked up in the back half of the season.

Then I saw the fine print: It was the second and final season of the animated series.

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Why just two seasons? As Star Wars Resistance really started to pick up, I was excited for what’s to come, but didn’t want the story of Kaz, Tam and the others on the Colossus to end so quickly.

But the more I thought about why the series was ending so quickly, I come to some reasonable answers. I’m not sure any of them went into the thinking of the executives at Lucasfilm because I also understand many of these types of decisions tend to be based on the almighty dollar

So if we are not looking at money, here are two reasons why it makes sense Star Wars Resistance will only last two seasons.

The timeline

One of the exciting things about Star Wars Resistance was the timeline. We got to see a part of the galaxy during the time of right before and leading up to The Force Awakens.

So, we got a glimpse at what the Resistance was up to before Rey came along and also while the crew fighting at Takodana. There were little things that tied it all together.

The first season caught up to The Force Awakens when General Hux orders the destruction of Hosnian Prime — Kaz’s home world.

Disney says the second season will take place during The Last Jedi leading up to The Rise of Skywalker. Here’s a chance for us to, again, see what’s going on in different parts of the galaxy that is not part of the Resistance.

If The Rise of Skywalker is supposed to be end of this story, there has to be a resolution. Then what’s the point of Kaz, who is a spy for the Resistance, Tam, who has joined the First Order, and the others beyond this story? There isn’t a greater fight for them anymore because either the Resistance or the First Order are going to win.

It’s a natural end to a series, especially if it was only supposed to fill in the time between movies.

An argument could be made for a story aboard the Colossus without there being live-or-death stakes, but Star Wars Resistance didn’t start there. So it won’t end there.


With the launch of Disney+, the executives might be looking to pull all of its Star Wars-related content onto the streaming service.

Currently, Star Wars Resistance airs on Disney Channel at 10 p.m. ET — a curious time if you want kids to watch — and on the Disney NOW app.

At the launch of Disney+ in November, it would be one of the few Star Wars pieces not on the streaming service. Solo is the only other one, which is on Netflix, but even that will eventually makes it way to Disney+.

I don’t know if this is the case, but it seems the way Disney is leaning especially as it is looking to add plenty of content to Disney+.

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What do you think of Star Wars Resistance ending after just two seasons?