Lucasfilm has just revealed the first image from the first live-action Star Wars television show The Mandalorian. The show has begun production, and will debut on the new Disney streaming service around when it launches next year, though nothing is confirmed. They have also revealed some of the names that will be directing episodes, including Dave Filoni (who will take the reigns of the first episode), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). The series is being written and executive produced by Jon Favreau.
Production on the first Star Wars live-action streaming series has begun! After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Warsuniverse. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). It will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for updates.
It was earlier this week when Favreau revealed the premise of the show, sending fans into a tizzy in a way that we haven't seen in a little bit from the Star Wars fandom. It has actually led to some great discussion and less name-calling if you can believe it.
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