Naomi Ackie would like to see a Star Wars TV series featuring Jannah. She’s not alone.
One of the most interesting additions to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was Jannah, the former stormtrooper who made a home on Kef Bir with her company of First Order deserters.
She connected with Finn in a way the others couldn’t. They shared a history that others couldn’t understand. But even more interesting than her past – which we would have loved to see her and her fellow stormtrooper putting down their weapons – is her future.
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This makes Jannah a perfect candidate for a Star Wars TV Series spinoff. Many had similar thoughts after watching The Rise of Skywalker.
Naomi Ackie, the women who played Jannah, wouldn’t mind seeing that either.
Ackie recently spoke to Digital Spy on a number of topics, including the possibility of starting in a spin-off.
She told Digital Spy:
"“Jannah was a completely new character and I like the idea that the Star Wars universe is expanding,” Naomi says. “I think Jannah could get a spin-off. She has a really rich backstory that JJ [Abrams] told me about, and a future that we still don’t know about.” Is she Lando’s long-lost daughter? [She makes a ‘my lips are sealed’ gesture] “That’s my answer.”"
As a total speculation, it seems the idea of a spinoff featuring her character has come up. She mentions it is a possibility, so it seems it is more than just her own thoughts coming to surface.
The Rise of Skywalker ended with Lando and Jannah seemingly looking at going on a new adventure. There is a possibility that Lando is indeed her father. Earlier we wrote on how The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary revealed Lando had a daughter who was kidnapped by the First Order, who is a similar age to Jannah.
The connection seems a little too close, but it’s something Star Wars would do. Even though it is a big galaxy, everyone knows everyone!
Lucasfilm is also putting a bigger focus on television series for Disney+ than it is movies. The next Star Wars movie, of which there are no details, isn’t slated to arrive until at least 2022. However, three new shows are confirmed to be in Disney+ over the next couple of years: The Mandalorian Season 2, the Cassian Andor series, and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Of the shortlist of new shows I’d like to see on Disney+, Jannah and Company 77 is on that list. I felt that since my first viewing of The Rise of Skywalker.
It seems Ackie feels the same way too.
Would you watch a spinoff featuring Jannah and possibly and Lando?