There I was, sitting watching Star Wars and thinking about the variety of films, animated shows, Disney+ content that we have, plus all of the other projects that are upcoming when I had an idea.
One of my favourite character has always been Leia. Since 1977 when I first saw the film and had her poster on my wall she has always been in my top 5 characters.
When the sequel trilogy came out there was one new character who was introduced. One that I feel has been underused. I’m hoping for more for this character in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’.
The character is Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix who is played by Billie Lourd, daughter of Carrie Fisher who played Leia. Billie looks a lot like her mother too.
Apart from assisting with the evacuation of D’Qar, she’s only had the odd line here and there. Connix took part in the short-lived mutiny that Poe Dameron instigated, but that’s it. I believe she could do so much more.
Then the idea came to me! Let’s have a new Disney+ show set during the time between ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and have Connix team up with another Rebel soldier who has unfortunately received a lot of unnecessary hate from fans. Rose Tico!
Connix and Tico could be Rebel spies that go on missions all across the galaxy, recruiting new members and foiling First Order plots where they can. Think of Star Wars meets Charlie’s Angels meets Rizzoli & Isles.
I’d watch it for sure! Yes, it may upset a certain demographic of fans but we need a strong female-led show to be role-models for young girls like my niece.
Come on Disney and Lucasfilm. You know you want to!