When Lucasfilm had announced a bunch of different shows coming to Disney+ like Ahsoka and Visions, one other series that was announced was something called Rangers of the New Republic, and it would have focused on Gina Carano’s ex-rebel trooper Cara Dune. With Carano getting fired by Lucasfilm though, it looks like Rangers has been put on hold.
As pointed out by Bespin Bulletin, Variety had made a passing mention that Rangers of the New Republic was ‘not currently in active development’. While some would think that this means that the show was cancelled, it’s possible that Lucasfilm is just shelving the project for now, with the intention to revisit the idea in the future.
Besides Cara Dune, Rangers was said to focus on other alliance characters from The Mandalorian like X-Wing pilots Carson Teva (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) and Trapper Wolf (Dave Filoni). Fans were also hoping for the return of other fan-favorites like Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth as well as Bill Burr’s ex-Imperial sniper Migs Mayfeld. Maybe the show can even bring in other characters from Legends; I’m sure a lot of fans would want to follow the adventures of Rogue Squadron pilot Wedge Antilles.
Though Rangers may have been shelved, Star Wars fans still have a lot of content to look forward to. Besides Ahsoka, there’s still the upcoming Andor series plus Obi-Wan Kenobi. Let’s not also forget The Book of Boba Fett which is set to premiere on Disney+ this winter season.
For now, you can catch the first two seasons of The Mandalorian now streaming on Disney+.