Even though production is underway, there’s very few details available about the upcoming live-action “Star Wars” TV series “The Mandalorian”.
We know that Jon Favreau is executive producer, that the story takes place between the original and ‘Force Awakens’ trilogies, that it will consist of ten episodes budgeted at around $10 million each, the title refers to Boba Fett’s race, and the story follows a lone gunfighter working in the outer reaches of the galaxy and outside the authority of the New Republic.
Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, and Rick Famuyiwa are all set to direct episodes as well but beyond that – we know nothing. No real story details, no hint of characters to appear, and no casting as yet beyond speculation of acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog having a role.
Favreau had his birthday today and he scored a surprise present – a visit to the set by none other than George Lucas himself with the pair taking a photo together. Lucas steered clear of the ‘Force Awakens’ and ‘Last Jedi’ sets, but did visit both “Rogue One” and “Solo”.
“The Mandalorian” is set to premiere on Disney’s yet-to-be-named streaming service premiering in late 2019.