A new rumor claims that Lucasfilm and Disney+ are developing a series based on a force-sensitive female bounty hunter.

Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #2

This new rumor comes from That Hashtag Show’s Nick Santos.

Santos claims the series “will focus on a force-sensitive Bounty Hunter who represses and hides her force abilities.”

He adds, “However, when a target escapes and informs the empire of her abilities, the Inquisitors are sent to track and destroy her.”

Source: Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order

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Adding to the veracity of this rumor, Santos claims he saw concept art for the series. He described it as having “much more visual diversity” than The Mandalorian.

Speaking specifically to the female bounty hunter, he described her outfit, “The outfit this bounty hunter wore was white with some red and black accents with a dome helmet.”

This description sounds like early Boba Fett concept art and the initial suit design they used in a screentest.

Santos went on to speculate that the female bounty hunter could be the newly introduced clone, Omega, from The Bad Batch animated series.

The last episode of The Bad Batch saw the Galactic Empire wipe out all of the Kaminoan cloning facilities. During the attack, Omega and Crosshair are trapped in a room that is flooding as the facilities sink into the surrounding sea.

Omega is able to free Crosshair while the rest of the Bad Batch are able to open the blast door and allow them to escape the room. The episode then follows the team’s journey throughout the facility as they attempt to find a way back to the surface. After escaping, the Bad Batch and Omega leave Crosshair on a transport platform. It’s unclear where they fly off to. 

The series also never confirmed that Omega was Force-sensitive.

Source: The Bad Batch

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Maybe the oddest point of this rumor is that Santos claims this new series will be “a grittier and more intense” show compared to The Mandalorian.

He wrote, “The Mandalorian was toned down for kids, and while this series won’t be age-restricted, it will certainly be more geared towards teens and adults.”

It’s really odd that you would speculate that a character from an animated show would then jump to a grittier live-action series.

(L-R): Cid, Omega and Tech in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

As for Force-sensitive bounty hunters , they are few and far between. There’s an argument to be made that Asajj Ventress is a force-sensitive bounty hunter given she turned to bounty hunting after she fell out of favor with Count Dooku. However, she was clearly a trained Sith assassin before she became a bounty hunter.

Other Force-sensitive bounty hunters include the former Jedi Cade Skywalker. Aurra Sing was also a former member of the Jedi Order that became a bounty hunter. Kanan Jarrus also took up bounty hunter work as he tried to remain hidden from the Galactic Empire.

Another argument could be made for Darth Cognus aka The Huntress. She is hired to hunt down a man in black by Princess Serra and bring him back alive. The Huntress balks saying, “I’m not a bounty hunter.” However, she does take the job.

Source: Star Wars: Legacy #3

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There were  also Force-sensitive Mandalorians. The most famous is probably Tarre Vizsla a Mandalorian inducted into the Jedi Order as a child who attainted the rank of Jedi Knight. He went on to create the Darksaber, united Mandalore, and became it’s leader.

But again, we haven’t really seen a prominent force-sensitive bounty hunter that wasn’t previously a member of the Jedi Order or a Sith assassin.

Source: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #11

What do you make of this rumor?