The first details of the ‘Star Wars’ TV series being planned by Lucasfilm and Disney have been announced. It was revealed back in February that the studios are working on multiple TV series with it being confirmed in March that Jon Favreau would be writing and producing the first live-action series.
It was Favreau, who would be renowned as the director of ‘Iron Man’, ‘The Jungle Book’ and contemporary Christmas classic ‘Elf’, who related the first details regarding the series on his social media.
He has announced that the ‘Star Wars’ streaming series will be called ‘The Mandalorian’ and that it will focus on “a lone gunfighter” hailing from the same planet as the fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett and his father, Jango Fett.
Favreau’s statement also revealed the plot synopsis. Printed in yellow letters on a black background, reminiscent of the classic Star Wars opening crawls, it reads: “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.
“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.…”
Can’t you just hear the ‘Star Wars’ fanfare play as you read that?
Favreau has previously teased that the show takes place between the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and the current trilogy, which will conclude in 2019 with Episode IX.
Favreau actually has some experience with Mandalorians, having voiced the character Pre Vizsla in the animated series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (which is set before the original trilogy). He also voiced a character in the recent ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’
‘The Mandalorian’ will be available on Disney's forthcoming streaming service, which launches in late 2019.