For a while we’ve been discussing the upcoming Star Wars Grammar Rodeo show. The name for now remains a placeholder working title and the latest article from Vanity Fair actually gives the first official details on the show. Sadly we don’t get a title, however we do get a little bit of a synopsis, and it is different than LRM had been told. Our source heard this was going to be a High Republic show code named Grammar Rodeo and that it would have a predominantly young cast. This was also information shared (first) by Jordan Maison of Cinelinx. It seems we both must have slightly got our wires crossed. Unless this is a false flag of some kind, Gramma Rodeo is not High Republic at all. Check it out.
Another new series on the horizon doesn’t even have a title, just a code name: Grammar Rodeo, a reference to an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart and his schoolmates steal a car and run away for a week, using a phony educational event as an alibi. The show takes place during the post–Return of the Jedi reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire, the same as The Mandalorian, but its plot remains a secret. It’s created and executive-produced by director Jon Watts and writer Chris Ford, who made Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel. A casting notice has called for four children, around 11 to 12 years old. Inside Lucasfilm, the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.
So we got all the details right between ourselves and Jordan, other than the setting. One wonders if this was changed, or whether there was a false flag used here to try and root out leaks in some way? I have no idea about that, but it is what it is. Unless Lucasfilm throw a surprise 180 at Celebration next week, it seems Grammar Rodeo is yet another post-ROTJ show. Hmm, I guess like all projects, we just have to wait and see with this one.
It’s also interesting that Jon Watts is named. Remember we shared a rumor that Watts was in talks to direct this show. It turns out whoever first reported that must have also got there wires crossed slightly. Watts is involved, but he seems to be producing the show and showrunning rather than taking on directing duties. Very interesting indeed.
So Grammar Rodeo is real (we knew this anyway). However, we did get the setting of the show wrong as per what Lucasfilm says in this latest article for VF. What do you think of the details shared for this Star Wars Grammar Rodeo show? Thoughts below or over on Discord as always.