As more and more news comes out of the Disney Investors Day Event, a new Star Wars spinoff series is being developed out of The Mandalorian, called “Rangers of the New Republic.” It’s unclear what the series will be focusing on, but with Gina Carano’s Cara Dune being rumored to earn her own spinoff series, it sounds like this could be that project. The company also confirmed that The Mandalorian would be getting another spinoff based around Rosario Dawson’s character, Ahsoka Tano, who debuted this season. Details are sparse on when Rangers of the New Republic or Ahsoka will head into production, as Lucasfilm is also developing Andor, focusing on Rogue One character, Cassian Andor, as well as an Obi-Wan Kenobi series. What we do know, however, is the setting of the new series, as Disney shared on Twitter:
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With The Mandalorian taking place in the time after the collapse of the Galactic Empire, these series will examine how the galaxy has attempted to create order without the totalitarian dictatorship of the Empire, with the Rebellion largely attempting to keep the peace.
Earlier this season, audiences witnessed Cara Dune being approached by a member of the Rebellion. As she was given a badge to represent a Ranger of the New Republic, we only briefly saw her in a later episode attempting to settle into that role. However, with the news today failing to fully confirm Cara Dune’s involvement, it’s unclear how much, if at all, she will be featured in the series.
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