STAR WARS Fans Launch Petition for Lucasfilm to Make an OLD REPUBLIC Netflix Series
With all of the Star Wars films currently in development, the popular franchise is on its way to being full swing. At some point, Lucasfilm has got to start making Star Wars TV series just like Marvel is doing. I just assumed they would kind of follow that same model of making both movies and series for fans to enjoy.
George Lucas developed one called Star Wars: Underworld, which already has a bunch of completed scripts. Now there's a fan petition asking Lucasfilm and Disney to make a Netflix series based on the hit game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
A new cinematic trailer for the game was recently released, which was absolutely stunning. If you haven't seen it, make sure to click here. Here is what the petition says:
It's no surprise to anyone that the Star Wars franchise has experienced a massive resurgence lately, with The Force Awakens released last year and this year with the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, it's about time that the stories from over 3,000 years before the Battle of Yavin be told to both new and old fans of the franchise.
The Knights of the Republic series of games as well as the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic serve as the main vehicles to tell stories of characters such as Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Bastila Shan, Darth Traya, Meetra Surik, Darth Malgus, Satele Shan, and the list goes on. The popularity of this era in Star Wars history is felt throughout the fanbase, and I feel it would do a massive disservice to us if these stories weren't told.
Why Netflix was chosen was because of the wealth of great content they have produced over the years, such as Narcos, House of Cards, and especially everything that Marvel has done and is still currently working on. Not only that, but Netflix can serve as a platform to tell these stories as they were meant to be portrayed: dark, foreboding, and a touch on the mature side. This can also give us fans our healthy dose of Star Wars while we're waiting on the new movies or the new season of Star Wars Rebels.
The Old Republic era is a pivotal point in the Star Wars timeline because that's where everything changed, from the Jedi Civil War and the fall of Revan, the First Jedi Purge, and an omnipresent darkness that not only watched the chaos from afar but also kick-started the downfall. Our fanbase would love to see this on Netflix, and I feel that you would enjoy creating and adapting these stories as much as we would enjoy watching them.
If you want to sign the petition make sure to click here. I'd absolutely love to see this happen! I'm not going to say it never will because it very well could! The reinvigoration of the Star Wars franchise is still in its infancy, so as it grows so will the type of films and series that we see.