You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Star Wars’: Jon Favreau Reveals TV Series Details

Creator Jon Favreau revealed the first details of his forthcoming “Star Wars” streaming TV series.

In a post Wednesday on his Instagram account, the filmmaker teased “The Mandalorian,” writing in a yellow-on-black script reminiscent of the traditional opening “crawl” that precedes most “Star Wars” films, “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.”

The Walt Disney Co. announced in March that Favreau would write a live-action “Star Wars” series for the company’s forthcoming streaming service, which is set to launch next year. The project would become the first live-action television series set in the “Star Wars” universe.

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Favreau’s live-action series entry into to “Star Wars” universe on a conference call with investors in March. The show is set to become one of multiple series and film offerings hailing from Disney’s Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar units that will populate the new service as Disney looks to challenge dominant player Netflix in the direct-to-consumer arena.

More TV

  • Arrow -- "Fadeout" -- Image Number:

    How The 'Arrow' Series Finale Honors 'The Completion of Oliver's Mission'

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the “Arrow” series finale. In the aftermath of Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) death, the CW’s “Arrow” ended with a relatively happy ending. The post-“Crisis” world revealed that Oliver’s death had indeed been a spark that saved his city, which was now crime-free. Additionally, nearly [...]

  • Co-winners of the MVP award Phoenix

    Shaquille O'Neal Remembers Kobe Bryant in Tearful Tribute

    A tearful Shaquille O’Neal spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about the death of his former teammate, Kobe Bryant. “I think a lot of times we take stuff for granted,” O’Neal said during a special edition of TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” Turning to his co-hosts with tears running down his face, O’Neal added, “Like [...]

  • Netflix new building Sunset

    Netflix to Lay Off Roughly 15 in Marketing Department Shift

    Netflix is poised to let go of roughly 15 marketing staffers from its Los Angeles office in the wake of last year’s shift in marketing leadership, Variety has learned. The layoffs represent a small percentage of the greater marketing division, according to a source, and follows the hiring last July of Jackie Lee-Joe as chief marketing [...]

  • Riverdale -- "Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale

    TV News Roundup: ‘Riverdale’ Sets ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Musical Episode

    In today’s TV News Roundup, the CW revealed this year’s musical episode of “Riverdale” will feature numbers from “Hedwig & the Angry Inch,” and Amazon announced the premiere date for “Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse.” DATES This Season 4 musical episode of “Riverdale” will air on Apr. 8 at 8:00 pm on the CW, and this [...]

  • Apple TV Plus

    Apple TV Plus Had 'Immaterial' Revenue in Launch Quarter Amid One-Year Free Deal

    Apple reported record-setting sales of nearly $92 billion for the three months that ended 2019 — but Apple TV Plus, the flashy new subscription-video service it bowed last fall, wasn’t part of the tech giant’s growth story. Apple TV Plus revenue “was immaterial to our results” for the period, CFO Luca Maestri told analysts on [...]

  • Kobe Bryant Dead

    Washington Post Says Reporter's Kobe Bryant Tweets Did Not Violate Social Media Policy

    Following an uproar over the suspension of Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez regarding her Twitter posts in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, the outlet has now ruled that she did not violate its social media policy. Not long after news circulated of Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Sonmez posted on Twitter [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content