After discussing earlier this week about the importance of Star Wars television, we now have rumors of more series coming to the ever-growing Disney streaming service, Disney+. Yesterday rumors emerged that Solo: A Star Wars Story characters Lando Calrissian and Qi’ra would be getting their own individual series, and now we have reports from HN Entertainment that Lucasfilm is considering making series about a young Princess Leia and Rose Tico.
Princess Leia is the more surprising series of these two. Carrie Fisher has played the role of Leia so beautifully over the last forty years until her passing in 2017. She will be making her final appearance as the character in Star Wars: Episode IX this December. We know that Lucasfilm is unafraid to recast their original main characters as we’ve already seen Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich in Solo last year. However, this one feels different. We have seen other actresses voice Leia before but no one can replace Carrie Fisher. We know that there is some fan demand for Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown to play the character, but I would rather see Leia’s legacy live on in comics or novels.
The development of a Rose Tico series is sure to upset many Star Wars fans. The character, who first appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi portrayed by actress Kelly Marie Tran, has become unfairly hated after the release of the film. While the character was the problem for fans, they decided to put their hatred towards Tran, who was forced to leave social media as a result. I think it would be great to see more of that character, but giving her a series of her own may not be the best approach. Since these series are only being considered, it is possible this one could be shelved, but the fans will have to wait and see.
Other series being considered as well are Captain Phasma and the Knights of Ren. You can read our article about those series here.
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