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Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Disney+ Show

After various successes like the animated epic "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the Space Western "The Mandalorian," and the recent spin-off companion piece "The Book of Boba Fett," it seems like "Star Wars" has found a second life as Disney+ series. While "Star Trek" has thrived on television since its inception, "Star Wars" is still relatively new to live-action TV shows, but you wouldn't know that if you've been binging each new episode. As Din Djarin and "Baby Yoda" Grogu became household names, it's easy to think of a few "Star Wars" characters that we would like to see in their own spotlighted series, especially with characters such as Luke Skywalker consistently returning to the screen.

While we're anxiously awaiting the upcoming shows, here are some of most interesting "Star Wars" characters that we want to see most in the streaming spotlight. From popular characters from George Lucas' original trilogies to those who have thrived in the Disney-era Marvel comics, there's always room for more "Star Wars."

Ezra Bridger

Coming off the heels of "Star Wars Rebels," one character whose fate we're left relatively unsure of is Ezra Bridger. During the "Rebels" series, Ezra trained under Kanan Jarrus to become a Jedi after Jarrus discovered his Force-sensitivity. Over the course of the series, Ezra aided the Rebellion against the Empire, took on both Darth Vader and Darth Maul, helped Sabine Wren unite her Mandalorian people, sought out Obi-Wan Kenobi, and even took on Grand Admiral Thrawn, eventually defeating him and getting lost in hyperspace. We haven't seen Ezra since, but there's no doubt that he's still out there and itching for a return.

A live-action Disney+ series would be the perfect time to re-introduce Erza back into the greater "Star Wars" continuity, now that the Emperor has finally been defeated and Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano have begun construction on the new Jedi Temple. Ezra could use his knowledge of the Force to help train new Padawans and defend the rising Jedi from any remnants of Thrawn (who Ahsoka says is still out there) and the Empire.

Doctor Aphra

If you haven't heard of Doctor Aphra, then you're seriously missing out. After first appearing in Marvel's "Darth Vader" comic series as the Dark Lord's one-time sidekick (until he tried to kill her), Aphra has clung tightly to the "Star Wars" fandom and continued to reappear in various "Star Wars" books until finally landing one of her own. An archeologist by training and a bounty hunter by trade, it's Aphra's "street-smarts" that have kept her alive all this time, and out of Vader's Force-fueled grasp. Aphra also leads an exciting entourage of familiar "Star Wars" characters, including the Wookie Black Krrsantan of "Boba Fett" fame, the sociopathic protocol droid Triple-Zero, and the homicidal assassin droid BT-1. 

Aphra's complex relationship with Rebel sympathizer Sana Starros (the one-time wife of Han Solo, seriously) and her one-sided rivalry with the crazed Kho Phon Farrus could easily be explored in a live-action series, as well as her eventual return to Vader's side as she bounties for the Empire. Aphra has even met up with Luke, Leia, and Han on occasion, which, as we've learned from Luke's most recent appearances, would be like eye-candy to us "Star Wars" fans.

SCAR Squadron

Another from the current "Star Wars" Marvel Comics collection, Task Force 99 — also known as SCAR Squadron — is an Imperial squad of Stormtroopers who are lead by the green lightsaber-weilding Sergeant Kreel. He has engaged Luke Skywalker in combat multiple times, and each time Kreel helped Luke grow into a more skilled fighter. That said, each member of Task Force 99 has their own specialized gear and combat expertise such as Tech, Sniper, Scout, Demolitions, Bazooka, and Pilot. Each member of the unit serves their mission, and the Empire, well and would make for interesting character dynamics on screen.

Similar to the Clone unit known as Clone Force 99, these Empire agents are incredibly valuable to the Imperial army, going where no Stormtrooper has gone before. If "The Bad Batch" can headline their own animated series, then this more malicious group of Stormtroopers could certainly handle their own with ease!

Kanan Jarrus

Anyone who has watched "Star Wars Rebels" knows that Kanan Jarrus, Ezra's Jedi master, doesn't make it to the series close. After rescuing his true love Hera Syndulla, Jarrus sacrificed himself to help his fellow Rebels survive. But there's more to Jarrus' story than what we explicitly saw in Rebels. In fact, Kanan Jarrus isn't even his birth name, it's Caleb Dume. Dume was a Jedi apprentice before the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and survived Palpatine's Order 66, only to turn to a life of crime and trade his lightsaber in for a blaster. It was in this life of crime that he eventually met Hera and became the leader of the Ghost crew before Ezra joined at the beginning of "Rebels."

Jarrus' origin story would work exceedingly well as a Disney+ series, especially if flashbacks to his time at the Jedi Temple with his master Depa Billaba were incorporated into Dume's life on the run. Of course, some of these stories have already been touched on in the Marvel Comics and on "Rebels," but a long-form series would allow more time for Kanan Jarrus to be rounded out, and would give audiences more time with this fan-favorite.

Cal Kestis

The protagonist from the recent video game "Star Wars: Jedi — Fallen Order," Cal Kestis has a similar story to Kanan Jarrus: He survived the Jedi Purge and went underground, only to be hunted by the Empire's Inquisitors. This led to Kestis joining the crew of the Stinger Mantis and, after surviving an encounter with the Dark Lord Vader, eventually destroying a Jedi holocron that would have revealed the locations of hidden Jedi around the galaxy. Kestis' story is thrilling, exciting, and everything we could ask for in a "Star Wars" series, with lots of room to pick up where the video game left off.

"Gotham" actor Cameron Monaghan provided the motion capture and voice for Kestis (who is based on his likeness), making the character's transition from video game character to live-action not only possible, but seamless. Of course, his story is pretty similar to Kanan Jarrus' post-Order 66 tale, but with enough differences that both characters could easily co-exist either in the same series or in their own separate stories.

Galen Marek/Starkiller

Speaking of video game characters, the most obvious "Star Wars" character that fans would love to see get his own series is Darth Vader's former apprentice, and protagonist of "The Force Unleashed" video games: Galen Marek aka Starkiller. While Starkiller's story is no longer canon, that doesn't mean that it couldn't be again. With a few tweaks, Starkiller could return as Darth Vader's secret apprentice who hunts Jedi after the Great Jedi Purge, all the while struggling with a moral dilemma that would make him compelling each week. It would probably be easy to get Sam Witwer (who did the motion capture, voice, and was the basis for the character design) back for the character, as he's seemingly always involved in some sort of "Star Wars" project.

Starkiller's could be played as either a hero or a villain, which means that a series would be within Marek's character no matter what path he followed. On a similar note, in "The Force Unleashed II," Vader cloned Starkiller after his former apprentice betrayed him and joined the Rebels. The idea that a "Star Wars" series could follow both a light side and dark side wielding version of the same character would be incredibly unique, and a confrontation between the two versions of Marek would be explosive.

Mara Jade

Before Ahsoka was the go-to female Jedi, there was Mara Jade Skywalker. Appearing first in Timothy Zahn's infamous "Thrawn" trilogy, she was originally the Emperor's Hand before turning to the light side and marrying Luke Skywalker. Mara Jade has a colorful history that would lend well to a live-action series. Sure, like Starkiller, Mara Jade has been ripped from the greater "Star Wars" continuity by Disney, but this could be the perfect time to reintroduce this fan-favorite back into the "Star Wars" canon. Consider a series about her life, including her training with Palpatine and her time as an assassin, until she meets Luke and is seduced to the light side – "Star Wars" fans would go nuts for it.

Of course, Disney would have to decide if Luke Skywalker getting married was the right move again (the sequel trilogies seem to imply he wasn't). But like Thrawn before her, who eventually made his way back into continuity, Mara Jade has made her mark on "Star Wars" history, and it would be a shame if she were forgotten.

Han Solo and Chewbacca

This is an unconventional choice, but in truth, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" isn't really that bad. Of course, everyone wants more Harrison Ford, but after the sequel trilogy it's doubtful that the classic Han will ever make his way back to the big (or small) screen. Alden Ehrenreich, however, could easily return as the scruffy-looking nerf herder, and with the way "Solo" ends (and with no sequel in sight, sadly) there are plenty more stories to tell. Han and Chewie on the run in the Millennium Falcon, at their peak no less, is something that all "Star Wars" fans should want to see, especially after watching Han's death in "The Force Awakens."

We might see this duo again in the upcoming "Lando" series — if it takes place in the past with Donald Glover playing the titular character (and that's a big if) — but is it too much to ask that Han and Chewie get their own miniseries? We certainly don't think so.


Another "Solo" character who was thrown to the wayside after the film, Qi'ra grew up with Han Solo on the streets of Corellia, only to be sold into slavery and make it off world. Her new master, Dryden Vos, was the public face of the criminal syndicate Crimson Dawn. He made her his most trusted lieutenant before she teamed-up with Han and took him out for good. Of course, Vos wasn't the real man in charge, as Qi'ra eventually answered to former Sith Lord Maul, the real leader of Crimson Dawn. Following Maul's death, Qi'ra took over the criminal syndicate and — in the comics — even briefly stole a frozen Han Solo from Boba Fett to gain the upper-hand.

Qi'ra's story is fascinating, and her time in between "Solo" and her resurgence in the current "Star Wars" comics (where she faces off against Darth Vader!) is vast with potential. Watching her rise up in the ranks under Maul, only to take over Crimson Dawn herself, would be powerful television, and we know Emilia Clarke could pull it off without a hitch.

Darth Maul

Probably the "Star Wars" character who has gone through the most physical trauma, Darth Maul (or simply Maul) has been a fan-favorite since "The Phantom Menace." Maul, played by Ray Park in the films, is a force to be reckoned with for sure, and his triumphant return in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (voiced by Sam Witwer) made him an even more formidable foe. Maul's story eventually came to an end in "Star Wars Rebels," where he fought old Ben Kenobi to the death, but his past is still ripe with some pretty fascinating stories.

Maul is one of those characters who we don't necessarily need to see again, but we always want to. His intriguing character design and his even more interesting backstory from before the prequels make him one of the most popular, and most explored, "Star Wars" characters on this list — one we would love to see once more on Disney+.


Possibly the most misused character in any "Star Wars" film, Finn went from being a rebellious Stormtrooper to showing some real talents with a lightsaber, holding his own against Kylo Ren in battle." Yet, his entire arc in "The Last Jedi" was ended up being pointless, and by "The Rise of Skywalker" he had nothing left to do. Dreams of him leading a rebellion of Stormtroopers, or becoming a Jedi, all faded away, leaving both fans and actor John Boyega disappointed. Finn could have been the most interesting character of the sequel trilogy, but instead he was pushed to the background for a Rey/Kylo Ren love story.

It's no wonder that "Star Wars" fans want to see more of Finn in the future, especially now knowing that he's Force-sensitive. There's so much story potential for Finn, especially since he used to be a First Order Stormtrooper, and it would be interesting to further explore his turn from Snoke's grip to Rey's embrace. A "Book of Boba Fett"-like series following Finn would be ideal, and Boyega seems open to it — at least in animated form. There's no doubt that this character deserves some sort of redemption, so here's hoping that Disney will listen.