Fennec Shand needs her own Star Wars TV series

(L-R): Fennec Shand and Omega in a scene from "STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH", exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Fennec Shand and Omega in a scene from "STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH", exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

One of the coolest characters introduced in The Mandalorian is Fennec Shand. Played by Ming-Na Wen–who recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame–Fennec is a bounty hunter, mercenary, and assassin who crosses paths with Din Djarin in the first season of The Mandalorian.

She returned in The Mandalorian season 2, The Bad Batch season 1, and The Book of Boba Fett as she showcased her unparalleled fighting skills. Despite her profession, Fennec also demonstrated her unimpeachable loyalty to those who earned it.

Even though Fennec has now played an important role in three separate Star Wars series, her character is still largely shrouded in mystery. The Book of Boba Fett showed how she and Boba met and how they forged mutual loyalty and respect, but the series did not do a deep dive into Fennec as an individual.

The perfect place to do that exploration is in a Fennec Shand television series. She is an established, fan-favorite character with more story to tell. The Bad Batch showed that she has been working as a bounty hunter since the early days of the Empire, and probably before then as Nala Se would not have hired a novice bounty hunter to locate Omega and make sure she was safe.

This means that a Fennec TV series could take place at practically any point between the prequel trilogy era and the time of the Mandoverse. In The Bad Batch, Fennec looks the same as she does in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Wen can portray the character at any point in this timeline.

The series can follow Fennec’s early years and rise as a formidable bounty hunter, mercenary, and assassin, and show how she earned her reputation and made a name for herself. She outwitted Cad Bane in The Bad Batch, and despite both characters being in The Book of Boba Fett, there was no follow-up on that story. A Fennec TV series can explore more of a rivalry with Cad Bane, along with her outsmarting or sometimes working with other well-known bounty hunters.

Since it doesn’t seem like The Book of Boba Fett is getting a season 2, a Fennec series can continue the storylines left open by that show, and reveal what happens next to her and Boba. The Mandalorian is now following more of the New Republic side of the Mandoverse, and Ahsoka will follow more of the Jedi and Force-related side of the Mandoverse. A Fennec series can follow more of the criminal underworld side of the Mandoverse that was set up in The Book of Boba Fett.

While a Fennec Shand TV show is just a dream for now, it was confirmed at Star Wars Celebration 2023 that she will be returning in The Bad Batch season 3, and hopefully she will appear in more of the established Mandoverse series as well.

A Fennec novel or comic series would also be most welcome, but it is not the ideal storytelling format, as the ideal scenario is Wen continuing to play the character she brought to life while telling new parts of Fennec’s story.

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