In a recent interview with the Coffee With Kenobi podcast, Star Wars Resistance producer Justin Ridge confirmed that Orka and Flix, a pair of alien starship-parts salesmen featured in the Star Wars Resistance cartoon, are the first openly gay couple on screen in the Star Wars mythos.
On the 298th episode of Coffee With Kenobi, a Star Wars podcast, hosted by Dan Zehr, Zehr sat down to speak with Star Wars Resistance executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brand Auman and voice actors Bobby Moynihan (Orka), Suzie McGrath (Tam) and Christopher Sean (Kaz) during a recent press day for Star Wars Resistance Season 2.
During the interview, Ridge confirms to Zehr that Flix and Orka are “absolutely a gay couple.”
“I think it’s safe to say they’re an item, absolutely. They’re absolutely a gay couple, and we’re proud of that. We love Flix and Orka.”
Moynihan, who provides the voice of Orka, also commented that he had been preparing a response to questions regarding the characters’ orientation for “a year and a half.”
“I have had a sentence prepared for a year and a half. If someone would finally ask me, I would say, ‘All I can say is that when Flix says, ‘I love you,’ Orka says, ‘I know’…. They’re the cutest.”
Fans have long speculated that the two Office of Acquisitions owners were a romantic couple, citing small hints dropped throughout the show, such as when the two asked Kazuda Xiono to watch their store so that they could visit Flix’s mother together:
Fans should temper their expectations regarding further appearances of Orka and Flix as an on-screen couple, as Star Wars Resistance will be ending after its second season, which debuts on October 6th.