Rangers of the New Republic, The Mandalorian spinoff Lucasfilm announced in December, is not currently in active development at the studio according to a report from Variety. ComicBook.com reached out to Lucasfilm for clarification but has not heard back. Not being in active development could mean several things for the series. While it may be canceled entirely, it could also simply no longer be on the studio's production schedule as a top priority. That could make sense give the high number of other television projects set in the Star Wars universe that we know is in the works for Disney+.
In Variety's report about Dave Filoni's new role at Lucasfilm, which he earned last summer, the outlet points out, "A third announced spinoff, Rangers of the New Republic, is not currently in active development."
Last year saw production on Star Wars: Andor commence, while earlier this year saw the filming of Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett take place. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi recently started filming over the last few weeks, while Season 3 of The Mandalorian is also expected to start shooting in the near future, and Andor has yet to wrap production. Lucasfilm has also previously announced the series Star Wars: Lando, Star Wars: Acolyte, and Star Wars: Ahsoka, with it being unclear when those projects will move forward.
Admittedly, the only details this report confirms is that Rangers of the New Republic won't be moving forward anytime soon, but with the number of Disney+ projects, as well as theatrical endeavors, it's possible that the series could start being developed in the coming months.
Of course, some can't help but wonder if the current status of Rangers isn't related to Lucasfilm firing Gina Carano. Ahead of Rangers officially being announced, a number of rumors emerged that she was gearing up to star in her own spinoff series, with the events of Season 2 seemingly setting the stage for such an adventure, as Carano's Cara Dune enlisted as a Ranger. With Lucasfilm severing ties with the actress shortly after the announcement of Rangers of the New Republic, further reports claimed that this wouldn't impact that series.
Whether Carano's departure impacted the series and now must be reworked or if the series was never meant to take priority on Lucasfilm's crowded slate of projects is yet to be determined.
Stay tuned for details on Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic.