Back in March, Lucasfilm announced that director, producer, and writer Jon Favreau would serve as the executive producer and writer on a new live-action Star Wars series for Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney Play. Since then, very little has been revealed about the series. Favreau did tell us that the series was set three years after the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, a few decades before Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It was also revealed that the series would have a healthy budget.
But what will the upcoming series be about? Some speculated that since Favreau voiced a Mandalorian in the Clone Wars cartoon named Pre Vizla, the leader of the Mandalorian Death Watch, the series would be about the Death Watch or Mandalorian-related. Well… that speculation turned out to have some legs. While it may not involve the Death Watch, the new series will involve Mandalorians… well a Mandalorian anyway. Mandalorians are mostly recognized by their armor, famous among them being Boba Fett's father Jango Fett, and Sabine Wren from the Star Wars Rebels cartoon. They are also able warriors. Favreau posted earlier today on Instagram the title and a little bit of info on the series:
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If you can't see the post, 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.…
What do you think of the premise of the new series?
No release date has been announced for The Mandalorian yet.
Thanks for Making Star Wars for the heads up.