Long Live the Queen
After staring in three full-length feature films in the Star Wars franchise, it might seem an odd suggestion to give Queen Amidala (or Padme) her own series. But those who have read the Star Wars comics know that Padme really was one of the most underrated characters of the Star Wars franchise.
Nevermind her giving birth to two of the galaxy’s most powerful Force wielders, Luke and Leia Skywalker, Padme was also the youngest queen in the history of Naboo and made a name for herself in galactic politics at the tender age of 14. An argument could definitely be made that Star Wars film fans barely know anything about who Queen Amidala was as a ruler and certainly very little about who she was as a young adolescent.
In addition to her two terms as Queen post-invasion, and her time served as a senator for both Naboo and Chommell, the young social and political activist also had an older sister named Sola, who is never mentioned in the films. Padme’s love affair with Naboo native and artist Palo is briefly mentioned in Attack of the Clones, but we’re curious what sort of influence Sola and Palo had on Padme’s personal growth and how her relationships impacted her decisions as a ruler.
Padme lived a long and interesting 14 years before meeting Anakin on Tatooine and finding herself in the same political circle as Palpatine. These are primitive years we’d love to dive into with the legendary Naboo ruler as one of the Star Wars stories we want to see on Disney Plus and, honestly, any excuse to see more landscape shots of Naboo is welcomed in our world.