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Report: Gina Carano almost received her own Disney+ series before firing

Disney almost gave Gina Carano her own Disney+ series based on Cara Dune but it was scrapped due to her tweets

Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian” Season 2.
Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in “The Mandalorian” Season 2. Disney almost gave Carano her own Disney+ series based on Cara Dune but it was scrapped allegedly due to her tweets.
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Former “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano was supposed to get her own spinoff show before the controversy erupted about her social media posts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What happened?

Carano — who starred on “The Mandalorian” as Republic marshal Cara Dune — was let go from Lucasfilm Wednesday following social media posts that referenced Nazi Germany and Jewish people, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable,” a Lucasfilm spokeperson told iO9.

Carano has been the subject of social media backlash for months, dating back to November around the start of “The Mandalorian” Season 2.

Her own show?

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm planned to reveal Carano received her own Disney+ series during the December investor's day for Disney. But those ideas were scrapped in November after her controversial tweets caused social media backlash.

  • The report mentions “Rangers of the New Republic” has a potential spinoff opportunity for her.
  • But the company moved quickly after her recent tweets.
  • An unnamed source told The Hollywood Reporter: “They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw.”

What about ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3?

  • According to Deadline, Carano had not signed on to appear on the third season of “The Mandalorian.”
  • There was no deal in place for Carano to appear in “Rangers of the New Republic,” though, Deadline reports.