Jon Favreau’s new live action ‘Star Wars’ series created for Disney’s upcoming streaming service is set to begin filming this coming week. Details are scarce but the show will reportedly be set seven years after ‘Return of the Jedi’ and will focus on Mandalorians after the fall of the Empire. Favreau will produce and write and the show is the first live action ‘Star Wars’ TV series.
Making Star Wars posted some pictures from the set and Favreau can be seen supervising production. The site did not disclose the location out of respect for the crew. Check out the images below:
In addition to the locations shown, Making Star Wars has heard that filming will also take place in a coastal area, so expect to see more shores, kind of like Ahch-To in the recent movies. Reportedly, scenes will be set on familiar planets such as Tatooine and Mandalore (which makes sense if the show will indeed focus on Mandalorians).
Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”
Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.
Favreau’s new show doesn’t have a title or release date yet, but it is expected sometime in 2019.