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‘Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic Reportedly Not in Active Development’ from comicbook.com, by Patrick Cavanaugh.
It’s not officially cancelled yet, and will maybe still continue, but to me this implies that Rangers was going to heavily feature Cara Dune and that’s now been quietly thrown out of the window. It’s a shame if it really is cancelled - I was hoping the series could replace Cara (if it was ever going to feature her) with a character like Hera Syndulla.
Mostly, I just want to avoid all these bloody Mando tie-in shows. Disney’s story planning has gotten very reactionary and because The Mandalorian is popular, they started a bunch of similar projects in the same time period. Even The Bad Batch is following some of its story beats. I just wanted Rangers to be much more free of the need for interconnectivity. If it was going to be a Cara Dune story simply to capitalise on the success of The Mandalorian, I’m not bothered if it’s cancelled. If it could be a show more free of expectations, full of New Republic worldbuilding, an introduction to original characters or a much-needed continuation to the stories of Hera, Jacen Syndulla, or Zeb and Kallus from Rebels… I’d love it to continue production.