I wanted something character-driven and character-based. The benefit of a limited series is that it allows you to tell real stories. Chow stated that character starts with you looking at the people who have been most important in your life.

Still, the decision to include Vader in the series did not come easily, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

“The debate around whether we should do that or not carried on for quite some time,” she told EW. EW reports that everyone in our creative team holds strong opinions. Fans also hold strong opinions. When you realise that your story points are going to be under such scrutiny, you will realize how important they really matter. “We talked about it all the time.”