There are just three weeks left until Star Wars Resistance debuts. To that end, Disney is pulling out all the stops to market the new Star Wars show. We’ve already seen a teaser trailer and even a featurette showcasing “Team Fireball”. Show protagonist Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono races for Fireball, and it’s Kaz that Poe Dameron will recruit for a bit of espionage. This week we got to meet the “Aces”.
In the new featurette, we’re introduced to Fireball’s competition, and Colossus Station’s protectors, the Aces. Star Wars Resistance will focus on Kaz’s efforts to spy on the refueling station, likely pitting him against the Aces in more ways than one. Colossus floats above the surface of an ocean planet in the Outer Rim. When not defending the station, however, its pilots race their star fighters to pass the time.
Meet the Aces of Star Wars Resistance
Torra Doza (Myrna Velasco), the youngest of the Aces, appears set to be the female lead and friend to play opposite Kaz (Christopher Sean). Flying with Torra and the Aces is the all-business and Mandalorian-sounding Frey Fenris (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn). In contrast is Bo Keevil, whose name is an obvious nod to “Evil Kenevil” to reflect the character’s daredevil nature.
Donald Faison (of Scrubs fame) voices character Hype Fazon, a Rodian. Hype lives up to his name as the egotistical fastest and best racer of the bunch. Rounding out the Aces is the most interesting character to me: Griff Halloran (Stephen Stanton). Griff has some serious Star Wars voice power behind him. Stanton, if you don’t know, voiced Admiral Raddus in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars Rebels.
This time, however, he portrays a former TIE pilot in Griff Halloran, who flies and races a heavily modified TIE fighter. In fact, the ship resembles little of a TIE fighter other than the cockpit. Show producers describe Griff as the grumpy old man of the group. It will be interesting to see how the show develops the ex-Imperial character.
The Aces and the rest of the Star Wars Resistance flyers race onto your screens October 7, 2018 on the Disney Channel.