Re: Star Wars: Rogue One prequel series on Disney+ streaming
Star Wars oversaturation is a problem, but this is emblematic of a larger issue with the way media is presented today.
There are more options now to consume media than ever before. With the internet, hundreds of TV channels, seemingly a ton of streaming services (with new ones popping up all the time), and a ton of different devices to facilitate the viewing for all that content, producers have to constantly shell out and produce more and more product to fill all that space.
Its like that joke that South Park did with Netflix: "Hi you've reached Netflix, you're greenlit". It seems like ANYTHING will get greenlit nowadays, but givent he nature of most of these platforms, you almost have to greenlit things just to make sure new content is there to fill the platform.
And in this case, if you have a brand like Star Wars to use for this type of thing, you are basically guaranteeing that people will at least start to watch it. Its the same principle for why Star Trek Discovery exists. It has a brand, you'll attract at least the fans, it'll get some buzz because of familiarity with that brand, and it gives you much needed content.
Its funny, I just started watching Big Mouth on Netflix and its a good show, but its already had two seasons and I never heard of it until 3 days ago. When you don't have the brand, its easy for something creative to slip through the cracks.
So why does this Rouge One prequel exist? Because they need the content and it has the branding to draw people to it. It sucks, but that's the world we're living in.