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- Jon Favreau is writing and executive producing a live-action “Star Wars” show for Disney’s streaming service, and he revealed its title and details in an Instagram post.
- It’s called “The Mandalorian,” and it is about a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
- It will take place after the fall of the Empire, but before the rise of the First Order.
- The title refers to the cultural group behind the iconic armor worn by Jango Fett and his son, Boba Fett.
- Disney’s streaming service is expected to launch in late 2019.
Details about what could be the first of many “Star Wars” TV shows made exclusively for Disney’s streaming service have finally been revealed.
Director Jon Favreau, whose credits include “Elf,” “Iron Man,” and “The Jungle Book,” is writing and executive producing a live-action “Star Wars” television series, and it finally has a name and synopsis.
On Wednesday night, Favreau shared the title and details of what the series is about and when it takes place on social media.
The show is called “The Mandalorian,” and it takes place after the fall of the Empire which we see in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, but before the rise of the First Order, which we see in the current trilogy that started with “The Force Awakens.”
Here’s Favreau’s post on Instagram:
Mandalorian refers to the cultural group of species (mostly humans) from Mandalore, a planet in the Outer Rim. Jango Fett – Boba Fett’s father – is referred to as the last Mandalorian. The iconic armor worn by both bounty hunters is also Mandalorian-made.
The story of “The Mandalorian” will follow a warrior, “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authorities of the New Republic.” That almost sounds like a character description of Han Solo, but no characters from the trilogy will make any appearances.
The show is being made for Disney’s streaming service, which isn’t expected to launch until late 2019. Disney has announced plans to make several TV shows and films for the platform that exist within the Star Wars universe, including a new trilogy from “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson.