Production is underway on the first ever live action Star Wars television series, set to debut on Disney’s new streaming service, with Lucasfilm bringing in some A-list talent on board The Mandalorian such as:
- Taika Waititi – Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
- Rick Famuyiwa – Dope.
- Bryce Dallas Howard – Solemates
- Dehorah Chow – Jessica Jones
The series will be produced and written by Jon Favreau (whom’s filmography includes such titles as: The upcoming Live Action Lion King, Chef, Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man 1 & 2, Swingers and more), with the first episode being directed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: Resistance creator Dave Filoni. The other day two took a moment to pose alongside the creator of Star Wars himself, George Lucas.
Bringing together the past, present, and future of Star Wars in one image:
Wait a minute, where’s Filoni’s cowboy hat?
Favreau yesterday posted a photo with Lucas, on one of the sets of The Mandalorian. A very bar like set. Though with the Mandalorian taking inspiration from the Western Genre, I’m not surprised. It does have a “Dollars” vibe to it. Lucas is known to stop by the sets of the new films occasionally, lending his input or giving a ceremonial blessing to the production. With previous directors stating it’s an honour for the creator to give them his blessing.
The Mandalorian will have a 10-episode first season. Which apparently will have a combined budget of $100 million, making each episode cost approximately $10 million. So expect better effects than BBC’s Doctor Who.
While The Mandalorian does not yet have a release date at this time, Disney’s streaming platform will be launching next year in late 2019.
Written by: Connor Heggie