It’s no secret that Disney is shifting its focus from the big screen to the small screen for many of its upcoming Star Wars projects. What is secret, however, is just what some of those projects are.
During 2020’s Disney Investor Day, aside from the previously announced – and fast-approaching – Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor series, a plethora of projects set within the Star Wars galaxy were introduced including a live-action Ahsoka Tano and The Acolyte. That was before the surprise reveal of Boba Fett’s own show too.
Despite radio silence on several other projects announced such as A Droid Story and Lando, Lucasfilm has no intention of slowing down. Just like The Book of Boba Fett, it appears that the studio is gearing up to produce another secret series later this year.
Earlier this year, Production Weekly revealed that a Star Wars project was in development under the working title Grammar Rodeo. While sites such as Discussing Film, Cinelinx, and The Illuminerdi have since come forward with more details on the series including potential producers and directors attached, as well as casting breakdowns, The Bespin Bulletin has now confirmed that the series, set during The High Republic, is already in pre-production.
Additionally, the site claims that the plan is for the series to begin filming this June!
As exciting as this news is, and despite the site’s proven track record in the pas, given the fact that the series has yet to be announced by Lucasfilm or any of the major trades. For that reason, we urge fans and readers alike to take this news with a grain of salt.
With the annual Star Wars Day Celebration right around the corner though, it would not be surprising if Disney waits until then to formally announce the series along with any other project plans its been holding close to the vest.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Currently, the next bit of Star Wars content coming fans’ way is Obi-Wan Kenobi, but that’s due at the end of May.
Set to take place decades between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope plot details are currently being kept close to the vest. One thing is certain though. During the last Disney Investor Day, Kathleen Kennedy promised “the rematch of the century” between Kenobi and Vader.
Deborah Chow, who helmed several episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian, will both produce and direct the entire 6-episode series.
In addition to having Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the titular Jedi for the series, Hayden Christensen will return to play Darth Vader too. As you can tell by the trailer Joel Edgarton will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen in the series. Jimmy Smits and Bonnie Piesse will appear in their original roles from the franchise too.
Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) And Rupert Friend (Homeland) lead the remaining supporting cast as the franchise’s first live-action Inquisitors. Friend appears to playing The Grand Inquisitor in the series. The rest of the cast consists of Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast and Furious franchise), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova), Benny Safdie (Pieces of a Woman), and Maya Erskine (Pen15).