So I’m watching The Clone Wars series for the first time, because The Mandalorian and Fallen Order piqued my interest in things like the Death Watch and the Nightsister of Dathomir. And I came upon an episode titled “Lightsaber Lost”. It’s a very atmospheric episode set in the lower levels of Coruscant, featuring some unsavory characters.
Now, judging by The Mandalorian, the Star Wars universe is apparently suitable to tell simple, traditional genre stories (like Spaghetti Westerns) with only loose ties to the main saga’s themes. So how about this?
A noir style crime series set in the dark underbelly of Coruscant. The main character is a character is basically Miller from The Expanse. In fact, cast the guy who played him. He solves cases week by week but there is an overarching case for the entire season.
It’s set during the Empire era, because we never really saw Coruscant during that time and now you have the protagonist working for the Empire (vibes of Fatherland by Robert Harris).