Hera Syndulla Rumored to Lead New “Rangers of the New Republic” Disney+ Series

Back in December, Lucasfilm announced a new Star Wars series called “Rangers of the New Republic”. Originally this series was assumed to be about “Cara Dune” but now it looks like it is shifting to Hera Syndulla as the main character.


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This new Disney+ series is set within the timeline of “The Mandalorian,” “Rangers Of The New Republic”, is a new live-action series from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni that will intersect with future stories and culminate into a climactic story event.

Originally the series was assumed to be the Mandalorian spin-off show that would focus on “Cara Dune”, but due to the situation with Gina Carano and with Disney saying they wouldn’t be working with her again, the show won’t see “Cara Dune” return.  It’s also important to note, that with Disney being worried about Gina Carano’s online presence, Disney never officially announced she would be part of the new series.


According to LRMOnline, creatives at Lucasfilm are rumored to be looking to bring in the character “Hera Syndulla” as the lead character in the series.   The character was one of the central characters in the Star Wars: Rebels animated series, which was created by Dave Filoni.   Many characters from the animated series have already been introduced in the “Star Wars: Mandalorian” series, including “Ahsoka” and “Bo-Katan”.

Hera Syndulla is a female Twi’lek. She is the captain and pilot of the freight ship “The Ghost”, and owner of the droid, “Chopper”.  She is a strong leader and commander.  She is especially adept at dogfighting with TIE fighters — she was also warm and nurturing.   While she hasn’t yet appeared in the live-action movies or series, her ship, “The Ghost”, was featured in the battle of Scarif in Rogue One.

Production on the “Legends Of The New Republic” is still a long way from happening, since Disney is filming “The Book Of Boba Fett”, “Andor”, “Kenobi” and the third season of “The Mandalorian” this year already.

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