The art director and costume designer for the Jon Favreau-run live-action Star Wars series have most likely been discovered. The listings appear to be legit and feature the CV of the art director and the costume designer. John Lord Booth is listed as art director and Joseph Porro is the costume designer. There aren’t any red flags to think this is incorrect at this time it seems like it is solid information. Both filmmakers have a history of working on Favreau productions so these might not be a surprise to some of you.
Here are the listings and the links to the PDFs with the listed information:
UNTITLED FAVREAU STAR WARS SERIES
UNTITLED STAR WARS/JON FAVREAU PROJECT (Series)
Booth has done films like The Jungle Book, Kong: Skull Island, and Oz the Great and Powerful as art director. Porro has done costume designing work on Masters of the Universe, Super Mario Bros., and Iron Man 3 to name a few. So both the art director and the costume designer have a solid history of working on films that clearly translate to Star Wars types of projects.
I’m really excited to see Star Wars finally getting a live-action television series. I think the last real live-action television offering for a Star Wars story might have been Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. After waiting for Star Wars: Underworld for years, seeing any movement on this show is exciting to say the least. I think Favreau is going to rock this project.
Unverified rumors have suggested the live-action series will be based on a Mandalorian story. Officially we only know the series takes place a few years after Return of the Jedi. Hopefully there will be more details soon!
Thanks to Thibault Romieu on Twitter for the heads-up! We appreciate it!