Jon Favreau to write and executive produce live-action Star Wars Series!

Veteran Hollywood actor, director, and producer to bring Star Wars to the small screen

Lucasfilm has announced that the live-action Star Wars television series is finally coming. The show will be written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, who played a terrorist Mandalorian in The Clone Wars and Rio in Solo: A Star Wars StoryThere are no details on the topic of the series and if it’s a new idea or rooted back in George Lucas’ Star Wars: Underworld concept.

Starwars.com:

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.

 

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy:

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform… 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:

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.

I think its pretty compelling they have an actor and a director running this series. I think that might mean it will be a series that focuses heavily on character design and progression rather than galactic events. Based on what he did with Jungle Book in the visual effects department and Iron Man in the character department, I think we’re in pretty good hands here. I look forward to what Favreau does with Star Wars. Hopefully the production is smooth. But based on his work with Disney in the past, I think he’s probably a pretty good fit and less likely to exit due to turmoil or anything like that.

We’re finally getting a live-action Star Wars show!

(via Starwars.com)

 

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