While little has been revealed about Rangers of the New Republic, the success of The Mandalorian suggests an intriguing look at the Star Wars galaxy after Return of the Jedi.
Disney recently announced a slew of new Star Wars shows coming to Disney+ over the next couple of years. Shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka are exciting enough because they feature characters we’ve known and loved for a long time, but a new show titled Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic remains mostly a mystery. What we know so far is that it’s a live-action show that’s going to take place within the same timeline as The Mandalorian, and Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni will serve as executive producers. It’s also assumed that it will crossover with The Mandalorian at some point. Who the rangers of the New Republic are hasn’t yet been revealed.
An expanding look at the New Republic
The Mandalorian has touched on the subject of the New Republic seemingly from a distance so far with a couple of exceptions. It seems like people in the galaxy aren’t placing their hope in the New Republic, which makes sense when the galaxy has been ruled by a ruthless tyrant for the past 20 years. How much better could a new government that still has to enforce some sort of order to avoid chaos be? The Jedi are largely non-existent during this time, despite Luke Skywalker being the official “return” of the Jedi. Since the Jedi are few, the rangers would seem to be a new class of peacekeepers in the galaxy through which we’ll further explore the intricacies of the New Republic.
Who are the Rangers of the New Republic?
At the time of The Mandalorian, the New Republic is still quite new, and it’s very evident that the Empire isn’t completely eradicated, even five years after Return of the Jedi. We know the First Order will rise from the ashes of the fallen Empire. But in these early days, the Empire limps along in hiding from the New Republic. Perhaps the Rangers of the New Republic will rout out pockets of Imperial presence throughout the galaxy, acting as a Star Wars equivalent of the FBI.
We can only speculate what Lucasfilm has in store for Rangers of the New Republic, but if the success of The Mandalorian is any indication, this new show will further expand our understanding of the Star Wars galaxy in the early days of the New Republic.