Rogue One Writers Had a Great Idea For A Star Wars TV Series

Rogue One writers Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz had a great idea for a Star Wars TV series. Sadly, the pair never developed the idea further.

Rogue One writers Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz had a great idea for a Star Wars TV series. Sadly, the pair never developed the idea further. However, given what a great idea this is (to me) then I wish they would sit down and write it.

Though Andor cannot go beyond Season 2 for obvious reasons (Rogue One), this idea could be a great spiritual successor with a similar kind of tone. Equally, there could be some characters, like Mon Mothma who could play a pivotal role in the story. Here is what Whitta detailed out in a social media post.

Years ago my Rogue One co-writer Chris Weitz and I had a cool idea for a TV show about a Mossad-style Rebel team hunting down Imperial war criminals who fled and disappeared after the fall of the Empire. Could have been a cool bookend to R1. We never did anything with it though.

Don’t know about you readers, but I love the idea of this. Think of something like Munich but set post-Return of the Jedi. The only issue I could see potentially with the show is that 30 years later the First Order are a serious threat when we get to The Force Awakens. Another reason to hate those utterly pish movies. Ergo, the job would have to be pretty badly done in the story. I guess the show could end on an ominous note. A realization from the main characters that they will never find them all, and that the Empire is not truly gone for many of them. It could be a neat way to explain how we get to the political situation we see in The Force Awakens?

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Ultimately I just think a show with the tonal style of Andor and story wise something akin to Munich or Hunters sounds like a damn fine story to tell. Though as with Andor, this would not be everyone’s idea of Star Wars.

So, Rogue One writers Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz had a great idea for a Star Wars TV series. What do you think, would you like to see the writers develop this further and pitch it to Lucasfilm, or not? As always, share your thoughts below.

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