Thanks to its bustling TV galaxy, there always seems to be a nugget of Star Wars news floating around. This latest comes buried in a report about a new job title for The Mandalorian‘s Dave Filoni, and appears certainly connected to Disney and Lucasfilm distancing themselves from the controversial Gina Carano: Rangers Of The New Republic is no longer in active development.
The series, revealed during the big Disney investor day last December, the show would almost certainly have featured Carano’s Cara Dune as one of the main characters. And while it’ll probably be revisited and re-configured at a later date (come on people, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee’s Captain Carson Teva is right here!), for now it’s languishing in limbo. Other planned series, such as Star Wars: Ahsoka and The Acolyte are moving forward, while the Obi-Wan show and Andor are already filming.
Oh, and Filoni’s new job? Apparently he was promoted to Grand Admiral… er… executive creative director last summer, but Lucasfilm has only now updated his information on its site, setting off a firestorm of reactions, mostly positive, since Filoni’s work in the Star Wars world, from Clone Wars to his current live-action productions has been met with praise and success.