Will Disney Develop More Star Wars Shows for Disney+?
I'd like more Lando please and thank you.
Amidst rumors of trailers and rumors of titles, we’re now getting a series of rumors about possible Star Wars shows for Disney+. Recently, the hot thing to do has been to come up with a rumored series that’s being discussed at Lucasfilm, so we now buzz about TV shows for nearly every character under the sun. And while I want a Finn, Poe, and Rose TV show, it’s also time to realize that most of these rumors are probably vague “I heard from a guy who knows a girl who works for Lucasfilm who said…” type things.
Still, some of the show ideas that are being passed around as being in development aren’t bad. A young Leia Organa show sounds like something that would be discussed; it would be a great way to keep Leia’s legacy alive and to explore the roots of a popular character, and wasn’t that the whole point of Solo for Han? However, we’ve covered a lot of young Leia ground with the Claudia Gray book Leia: Princess of Alderaan, so they might skip that one in favor of a different show, as much as I’d love to see young Leia and young Holdo causing mayhem for the Rebellion.
Another rumored idea is Finn, Poe, and Rose either getting their own shows (or one together? It’s very unclear). While I would love more of these characters, it’s unlikely that the cast will be returning so soon after wrapping Episode IX. Unless the series is animated like Star Wars Resistance, which features Poe heavily, the stars might want to move on and find more roles beyond the saga. If they were to draw from sequel characters, it might be a group that hasn’t been explored as much, such as the Knights of Ren (another rumored series).
Lando and Qi’ra from Solo are also being tossed around for possible series, and those I can see a little more. Emilia Clarke is no longer shooting Game of Thrones, and a series in which she’s at the forefront of it all and her arc and growth are not just for Han’s development would be a good way to undo some of the negativity around her character.
Lando could definitely come back for a miniseries exploring him from his origins to nearly up to his appearance in the sequel trilogy so we could have a great look at his character’s growth from Point A to Point B. Plus, he could narrate it and it would be equal parts hilarious and badass.
At this point, the only confirmed shows we know will be on Disney+ are Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, and the untitled Cassian Andor show. It could be that Disney is holding back on any more streaming announcements until Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, or until the sequel trilogy ends so they can have the full reign to reveal any shows that might contain spoilers.
It’s fun to feed the rumor mill, but take everything with a grain of salt until Lucasfilm lets us know the truth. Also, Lucasfilm, if you’re reading this, please bring back Star Wars Rebels somehow because I need to know what happens to (SPOILER) after the series finale.
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