The future of Star Wars is starting to take shape, as more details have sprung up concerning the Jon Favreau-developed series that will be debuting on Disney’s streaming service. As Favreau has announced via Instagram that the series will be called The Mandalorian.
Favreau also gave a quick synopsis on the film which you can see below.
Early this week our friends at DiscussingFilm revealed that Favreau is slated to write and direct two episodes of the series, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) helming the pilot and Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys) to direct an additional episode.
Also staying on top of the story is MakingStarWars.Net, As they have heard that Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) is being courted for the lead role! The character he will be playing has yet to be revealed. MakingStarWars has exclusive set photos which you can check out here.
The series which reportedly begins production this week is set to debut exclusively on Disney’s streaming service. In addition to expanding into live-action television, Lucasfilm has Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss set to write and produce a new set of Star Wars films separate from both the Skywalker Saga and as well as a new trilogy from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Currently in production is Star Wars: Episode IX which JJ Abrams has returned to direct from a script he has co-written with Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio.