“Every kid wants to take a walk on the dark side, or the wild side, every once in a while,” Josh Rimes defined to Screen Rant. “Even growing up with the original trilogy, just the mystique of Darth Vader — what happened? How did he [have] all this power? What is that all about? When you really dissect it, the Sith were people too. They were Jedi who chose the wrong path. This is just about personal choice and I think that’s what makes it so universal.”
The first episode of “Visions” season 2, “Sith,” is animated by El Guiri Studios and follows a former Sith apprentice named Lola (Úrsula Corberó). Ashamed of her previous, Lola tries to heal her soul utilizing the Force and paints as artwork remedy, till an encounter along with her outdated Sith grasp disturbs her journey for internal peace. In order to defeat her outdated grasp, Lola embraces each side of herself, symbolically wielding a half-green, half-red lightsaber. Lola claims, “Light and darkness, they’re part of the painting. Part of me.”
Sith characters are inherently compelling as a result of they’re so notably imperfect — their flaws are what lead them down their darkish paths, and that is relatable and enigmatic another way than the Jedi.
“It’s about, am I going to choose the right choice or the selfish choice? Am I going to choose power over [being] more magnanimous [and] peaceful or not?” Rimes defined. “So I think there is a draw to that mystique about, how does one fall to the dark side? I think ‘Screechers Reach’ in particular really shows you a real compelling way where these choices can catch up to you.”
“And not immediately seem so obvious,” co-producer James Waugh added.