The most interesting thing about the series—which, like Resistance, is set in the period leading up to the rise of new-series baddies The First Order—is the sort of tone Favreau’s description is evoking; the genre it sounds closest to is a sort of Western, with the title character as an aimless mercenary going all “Have blaster, will travel” on the outer edges of the galaxy. On the one hand, it’s a cool, distinctive idea, and one more way Star Wars is continuing to try to distance itself from the old “All Jedi, all the time” ethos that dominated it for so long. On the other hand: A Western in space? It’ll never work.