Yesterday executive producer and writer on the Star Wars live-action series, Jon Favreau, revealed the title to the series and its premise. The series, which takes place after the fall of the Empire, is titled The Mandalorian, and will feature "the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy".
Today, it was announced that production has already begun on the series and the directors for at least the first few episodes have been named, a few on the list being familiar to fans of science-fiction, super hero, or adventure movies/TV. Dave Filoni, showrunner on the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will direct the first episode of the series. Other directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (starred in Spider-Man 3 and Jurassic World and directed the short film Orchids), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) (!!).
The first image from The Madolorian was also revealed, presumably featuring The Mandolorian her/himself:
The Mandalorian will show up on Disney's streaming service, Disney Play, at a yet-to-be-announced date and time.