When EA released Jedi: Fallen Order in 2019, fans immediately loved it. Gone were the microtransactions and poor multiplayer of EA’s previous Star Wars games. Instead, fans got the chance to take control of Jedi in the galaxy’s most dangerous period. Since EA released the game, fans have been clamoring for a sequel. As such, it came as no surprise when EA announced they’d release Jedi: Survivor at some point in 2023. However, that still wasn’t enough for Jedi Fallen Order show fans!
Fans have also asked for a Jedi Fallen Order show, which would likely air on Disney+.You might think this is just a hopeful fan dream, but apparently not! The original video game star, Cameron Monaghan, recently spoke about reprising the role of Cal Kestis in a Jedi Fallen Order show. Here’s everything he had to say.
Jedi Fallen Order Show Rumours
During an interview, Monaghan was asked if he’d return to play Kestis for a possible Jedi Fallen Order show. After all, we already know he’s returning for Jedi: Survivor, so a TV show wouldn’t be too impossible of an idea. Monaghan said, “Well, of course, there’s interest. That’s about all I can say.”
It’s a pretty short and sweet answer! However, it’s interesting to note how little Monaghan spoke about the possibility of a Jedi Fallen Order show. Notably, Disney is very secretive with their upcoming material and rumoured shows, so it’s possible they told Monaghan to keep his lips sealed. Monaghan saying very little is actually saying a lot!
Additionally, there’s been plenty of rumours of a Jedi Fallen Order show ever since EA dropped the video game, and critics loved it. According to the rumours, the show will feature Monaghan as Cal, and it will take place directly after the video game.
Indeed, one notable insider named Kristian Harloff stated:
“Rumor is that there’s a Cal Kestis show in the works for Disney+. The rumor is that actually signed on to play the character from Jedi: Fallen Order in a live-action series for Disney+. There’s no production dates set, but my source tells me that this is happening.
Naturally, as this is a rumour, it’s important to remember that it could easily be untrue. There’s no guarantee that Monaghan will play the live-action role, let alone if there’s even a Jedi Fallen Order show! Monaghan did not only voice Kestis but also gave his likeness through special motion capture technology. Whatsmore, despite being canon, none of the Fallen Order characters have appeared outside of the game, not even in live-action or animation. This is unusual since the game is canon, and Disney loves crossovers.
Jedi: Survivor Rumors
Additionally, some aspects of the game have made it into the wider Star Wars Universe. For example, the base for the Inquisitors, called ‘Fortress Inquisitorius’, recently made its live-action debut. It appeared in the hit show Obi-Wan Kenobi. Interestingly, even though the series is set roughly at the same time as Fallen Order, we didn’t see any of the characters appear in Kenobi. Perhaps Disney is saving them for a special Jedi Fallen Order show.
On top of this, one of Kestis’s close friends in the game was BD-1, who became the first BD droid in the series. Later, another BD unit appeared in The Book of Boba Fett, although it was slightly different. Also, Disney is no stranger to incorporating expanded universe characters into its live-action material. For example, Black Krrsantan appeared in the comic books, yet he was also in The Book of Boba Fett.Currently, it seems that all of this info about a Jedi Fallen Order show is just rumors. What we do know for a fact is that Monaghan will return to play Kestis in Jedi: Survivor. This game will be a direct sequel to the 2019 game, and EA will reportedly release it in 2023. Like the original game, it’s apparently going to come out for PS5, XBOX Series S/X, and PC. We don’t know much more about the game aside from this. We’re not even sure if the other characters from the original game are going to return! Either way, the promise of a Jedi Fallen Order show is certainly exciting. If it’s true, it will add another flavour to Disney’s extensive Star Wars collection.