6. Detachment from the Skywalker saga
What made The Mandalorian so successful? Well, a lot of things. But one of the main things was how detached it was from the Skywalker saga and anyone in it.
It created it’s own brand. At a time when Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker was meeting mixed reviews, The Mandalorian was sailing in the exclusively positive direction. It was a Star Wars story like we hadn’t seen before, which I’ve already said about 17 times about a potential Doctor Aphra series.
When it was announced that some saga characters would be appearing in The Mandalorian Season 2, there were mostly groans, not cheers. People appreciate it for being different, for creating new characters and focusing on something other than the collapse of the Jedi and/or another oppressive regime.
Doctor Aphra has nothing to do with the Skywalker series. There could be overlap, if the makers want there to be, but there 100% does not have to be. Just like The Mandalorian.
In case you didn’t know, the Star Wars universe is huge, and there are so many stories that don’t have to involve the same cast of characters and their quest to save the galaxy. Aphra does not care about the fate of the galaxy at all. And it’s remarkably refreshing.