There’s no doubt there’s more happening with Star Wars now than at any time in history, and fans can’t seem to get enough.
There are all kinds of stories out there of course, but one thing fans have hoped for, and almost saw come to fruition six years ago, is a live-action television series. ABC has mentioned talking with Disney and Lucasfilm off and on, but more than a few fans have expressed their preference for a series on Netflix—for obvious reasons.
To that end, over 50,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking Disney and Lucasfilm to make a live-action series based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the characters from both KOTOR and KOTOR II plus the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Personally, I’m intrigued by the idea as I love the games and currently play SWTOR. I mean, it’s hard not to watch the most recent SWTOR trailer for the new expansion and not see a story worth telling. Check that out below.
From the petition:
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.