Star Wars: 5 female characters deserving of their own Disney Plus series

Daisy Ridley attends the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)
Daisy Ridley attends the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images) /
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Kelly Marie Tran is Rose and Daisy Ridley is Rey in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. /

A new “female-centric” Star Wars show is in the works from the co-creator of Russian Doll. While details are scarce, there are a number of existing characters in the Star Wars universe worthy of being explored.

Recently, a report surfaced from Variety which stated a new Star Wars show was in the works to stream on Disney Plus. This report came on the heels of the report of The Mandalorian’s third season already being in development, months before season 2 is even meant to release.

As for the newly announced show, it is being developed by Leslye Headland, the co-creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Russian Doll. Disney and Lucasfilm are still tight-lipped on the details of the show, but it is said to be “female-centric” and “takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects.”

What exactly this could mean is hard to say. The wording is vague, which allows for maximum speculation. “Other projects” could certainly mean this show will not be exploring anything related to times we’ve seen on the big or small screens before – likely along the lines of Knights of the Old Republic. But it could also mean they are simply staying away from timelines that we’re seeing right now, such as The Mandalorian or The Clone Wars.

All that being said, the Star Wars universe is full of excellent female characters. It would be interesting to see some of them get their own show to focus on their character in a way we haven’t seen before.

So here are five characters (or character pairings) who are deserving of their own show on Disney Plus.

5. Rose and Paige Tico

Rose and Paige were first introduced in The Last Jedi. Though Paige died in the first ten minutes of the movie, Rose is a main character in the film. They are sisters who fight with the Resistance against the First Order. While Rose became a highly popular character after The Last Jedi. (though the character and Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who portrayed her, were subjects of massive vitriol from a vocal minority), she was almost completely pushed to the side in the subsequent The Rise of Skywalker.

It would be great to see Tran be able to lead her own series as the character. A novel called Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron details the sisters’ life before The Last Jedi, but it could be interesting to see those events brought to screen. Conversely, it could show what happens to Rose after The Rise of Skywalker and how she deals with the end of yet another galactic war.