A new rumor has popped up indicating that a secret “Star Wars” series, one centered on the comic character of Doctor Aphra, is not only on the way but may have already begun filming ahead of a potential debut by late 2020/early 2021.
Reliable scooper and MakingStarWars writer Jason Ward spoke with Inverse and says a “new Star Wars show is starting about now that nobody even knows about…I’m hearing it’s a Lucasfilm-Marvel venture with both companies teaming up to bring a Star Wars show to the small screen.”
Ward goes on to say it’s about Doctor Aphra who debuted in Marvel’s Star Wars comics back in 2015 and eventually got their own spinoff title. The character is an archeologist who was selected by Darth Vader to work for him. A scrappy, selfish anti-hero, she is able to work with both the Imperials and the Rebels and is described as a dark mirror of Indiana Jones.
She’s also one of the few out queer characters in “Star Wars” lore.
This follows on from a Discussing Film report which indicates Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One” spy thriller prequel series, centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, will begin filming in June next year somewhere in Europe.
Having re-written “Rogue One” while it was in production, Tony Gilory also reportedly rewrote the pilot episode for the series and will direct several others. Stephen Schaffer (“The Americans”) serves as the series’ showrunner.