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‘Skeleton Crew’ to Have The Biggest Budget For a Star Wars Series

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Star Wars movies and series are known to have pretty hefty production budgets, but their newest Disney+ series is expected to surpass the budget of their previous series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skeleton Crew will have the biggest budget of any Star Wars series that’s been produced thus far. The trade is reporting the series will have a $136 million budget with $20 million coming from California tax credits. In comparison, The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett production budgets are roughly $85-$100 million.

Production on Skeleton Crew is currently underway at Manhattan Beach Studios. The project will also film in Culver City, Ca, and at California State University in Dominguez Hills. It is likely the Manhattan Beach filming is due to the project’s use of the Volume filming technology, which was also used for The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Jude Law is set to lead the series, additional casting is being kept under wraps. Skeleton Crew is created and written by Christopher Ford, who will also executive produce with Jon Watts, who is set to also direct an undisclosed amount of episodes. The series will be set after the events of Return of the Jedi, and is set in the New Republic era, and tells of a group of kids lost in the Star Wars galaxy trying to find their way home. It is being described as a “galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s”.

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are executive producing.

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