We have it on good authority that the live-action Star Wars television series begins filming next week and now we can share with you some exciting photos from one of the filming locations. We will not be disclosing the exact location out of respect for the production. In addition to the location in these photos, we have also learned that some filming will take place in a coastal area, so water and/or beaches may come into play.
The live-action show is rumored to be about Mandalorians after the fall of the Empire and the series will involve familiar locations to like Mandalore and Tatooine. The story will take place around three years after Return of the Jedi. This new series, which will premiere on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, will be the first live-action television for Star Wars and is being written and produced by Jon Favreau. Check out the photos below and stay tuned for more!
More hi-res photos available here.
Original StarWars.com announcement:
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.
The Mandalorian does not yet have a release date.