Disney Channel’s animated children’s series Star Wars Resistance has confirmed the inclusion of the series first openly gay couple.
The confirmation of an openly gay couple from the show’s producers followed speculation around the friendship between Orka and Flix, two aliens who supply characters with starship parts on Star Wars Resistance.
Speaking with the podcast Coffee with Kenobi, executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman confirmed that Orka and Flix—voiced by Bobby Moynihan and Jim Rash, are and have always been a gay couple since the show first premiered last year.
“I think it’s safe to say they’re an item,” Ridge said.
“They’re absolutely a gay couple and we’re proud of that.”
While the producers stress that of course, Flix and Orka aren’t human they are both males, and officially the franchise’s first openly queer characters.