The Mandalorian: 5 Pitches for the live-action Star Wars TV series

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Give it a darker tone

A darker tone, akin to what we saw in the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, could help to set this show apart from the movies.

The recent movies have had somewhat of a lighter tone to them, filled with more quips and comedic moments than traditionally in the original Star Wars films. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, giving this Mandalorian a darker and grittier feel to it would help to make the show a more unique entry into the Star Wars lore.

Take the Marvel Netflix properties for example. The movies are usually more light-hearted, filled with more jokes, some comedic relief chararcters, and are all around more suitable for a general audience.

The Netflix shows on the other hand are a bit darker and take themselves more seriously. Shows like Daredevil and the Punisher don’t really have any comedic moments in them, and the small examples of comedy that do appear in these shows are far and few between, which I feel helps to set these shows apart from the movies, while still operating in the same world created as a part of the MCU.

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While the tone of a show shouldn’t necessarily dictate if its good or not, if The Mandalorian were to take this direction, it would help to set it apart as something unlike what we have seen in the previous with Star Wars films and shows.

In the past, the only Star Wars television shows we’ve seen were animated and targeted mainly for children and teenagers, and I’ve already discussed how the movies are typically more tamed and suitable for the general public.

Especially with the traits associated with Mandalorian fighters, I think a darker tone for a story, based around them, along with a little extra blood and gore, should be warranted

In Legends, the Mandalorians are had a reputation of being fierce warriors and traditionally were very feared mercenaries and bounty hunters. In current Star Wars canon, Jango Fett was selected to be the template of the original Clone Army partly because his Mandalorian heritage, along with his other physical attributes, made him the idea soldier.

From the original trilogy, Boba Fett (don’t worry, I get to him later), who is one of the most beloved characters in Star Wars fandom, is known as one of the most fierce bounty hunters and killers in the galaxy, furthering the notion that Mandalorians are to be feared.

As previously stated, whether or not a show has a dark tone should not be the determining factor as to if it is good, but in the case of The Mandalorian, I feel having a darker tone could only benefit its quality.