“Star Wars” Series Is “The Mandalorian”

Star Wars Series Is The Mandalorian

Following rumors earlier this week, filmmaker Jon Favreau has taken to Instagram to confirm the name and reveal the first synopsis of the live-action “Star Wars” TV show coming to Disney’s untitled streaming service launching next year.

Favreau serves as executive producer on the series which will be called “The Mandalorian” and began production in Southern California this week. The synopsis reads: “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

That’s all Favreau would reveal for the moment and confirms part of the report the other day. Not yet revealed is any of the cast members or helmers of the series which is reportedly going to be just eight episodes long. Dave Filoni and Alan Taylor are rumored to be helming two episodes each.