The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano is rumored to headline a spinoff series based on her Cara Dune character.
The rumor comes from LRM Online, who detail “there is a big push for Cara Dune, played by Gina Carano, to get her own spin-off series on Disney+.”
No other details on the show were revealed. However, LRM Online’s Shockey speculated it could be similar to the Cassian Andor series and show Cara Dune’s story before she teams up with the Mandalorian.
We do know that she’s from Alderaan and she previously served as a shock trooper in the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. Specifically she tells the Mandalorian during Chapter 4: Sanctuary that she “saw most of [her] action mopping up after Endor. Mostly Ex-Imperial Warlords.”
Dune went on to detail how she took out the former Imperials saying, “They wanted it fast and quiet. They’d send us in on the drop ships. No support, just us.”
However, after the Imperials had been defeated, her role changed. She explained, “Then when the Imps were gone, the politics started. We were peacekeepers, protecting delegates, suppressing riots. Not what I signed up for.”
Following her duties as a shock trooper, she seemingly retired to the planet Sorgan where she encountered the Mandalorian and is eventually recruited by him to attack the Imperial forces on Nevarro.
While LRM Online didn’t have any specific details about the show, Corey Van Dyke of Kessel Run Transmissions, who previously scooped the Bad Batch animated series, backed up LRM Online’s reporting writing, “We can definitely back this up as it’s something we heard from some of our sources awhile back.”
He added, “Cara will probably have a little help from some friends in this series though…”
A number of The Mandalorian spinoffs are expected. In fact, former Disney CEO Bob Iger made it abundantly clear that was the plan.
Back in February as part of Disney’s second quarter investor’s call, Iger stated, “The priority in the next few years is television with The Mandalorian Season 2 coming in October and then more coming from The Mandalorian thereafter, including the possibility of infusing it with more characters and the possibility of taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”
Later in the call he added that the priority for Star Wars was television, “So the priority for Star Wars in the short-term is going to be, I’ll call it television for Disney+ and then we will have more to say about development of theatrical soon after that.”
And just this week Disney reported that it is restructuring its business to focus more on Disney Plus. In their announcement they state, “In light of the tremendous success achieved to date in the Company’s direct-to-consumer business and to further accelerate its DTC strategy, The Walt Disney Company today announced a strategic reorganization of its media and entertainment businesses.”
Their announcement continued, “Under the new structure, Disney’s world-class creative engines will focus on developing and producing original content for the Company’s streaming services, as well as for legacy platforms, while distribution and commercialization activities will be centralized into a single, global Media and Entertainment Distribution organization.”
Disney CEO Bob Chapek stated, “Given the incredible success of Disney+ and our plans to accelerate our direct-to-consumer business, we are strategically positioning our Company to more effectively support our growth strategy and increase shareholder value.”
“Managing content creation distinct from distribution will allow us to be more effective and nimble in making the content consumers want most, delivered in the way they prefer to consume it. Our creative teams will concentrate on what they do best—making world-class, franchise-based content—while our newly centralized global distribution team will focus on delivering and monetizing that content in the most optimal way across all platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and the coming Star international streaming service,” he added.
Are you interested in seeing a Cara Dune focused Star Wars series?