A recent article from Variety was meant to shine a light on executive producer Dave Filoni’s role at Lucasfilm, but it may have casually revealed something far more interesting. The article is quick to highlight Filoni’s involvement as an executive on both The Book of Boba Fett and Ashoka, two upcoming live-action spin-offs of The Mandalorian, before making a rather intriguing side note, as first noticed by @BespinBulletin.
A third announced spinoff, “Rangers of the New Republic,” is not currently in active development.
It would seem fans of Star Wars television may be down a project. The news isn’t all that surprising if you consider the media circus that went on with former star Gina Carano earlier this year. The actress, and retired mixed martial artist, portrayed New Republic ranger Cara Dune but was fired from the franchise after making several controversial remarks on social media. There was an early rumor that the actress was going to lead the, at the time, untitled series. Carano’s forced exit may have thrown that series’ future into a state of flux.
It is important to note that Variety does not claim the Disney+ show to be canceled. This development means we could still get the series down the line, or perhaps in a different form. Rangers of the New Republic got revealed on Disney’s Investors Day. It was intended to be part of a Mandalorian spin-off chain that would potentially crossover with Ashoka and The Book of Boba Fett, as well as the original series. Fans have spent months speculating which characters could appear, but now it seems they can put their theories to rest in the meantime.