1. It’s own thing
Sure, seeing Yoda and Yaddle will be fun. Lots of it. But the big draw, as I alluded to in the previous slide, is that it is going to have zero to do with the Skywalker Saga.
Or The Mandalorian.
Or the Obi-Wan series, or Cassian Andor series.
It’s going to be it’s own thing, set in a Star Wars universe we’ve never seen before on the screen. Never even come close to seeing.
It got a bit tenuous there towards the end of the Star Wars Skywalker saga, with a lot of characters never wanting to work with Disney again, and the passing of Carrie Fischer, and just a lot of problems that will come up if Disney ever does decide to set another series in the most familiar era of the Star Wars story.
But to set this in the High Republic is to detach completely from everything Skywalker saga, barring Yoda’s peeps.
Think of one of the main reasons people loved The Mandalorian—it was it’s own thing, separate from the Skywalker saga. Even still, it was set in that general era, with the Empire, and that familiar lingo.
Not so with the High Republic setting. All brand new. Never before seen. Bring it on.