After yesterday’s announcement the live-action Star Wars series from Jon Favreau is called The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm has yet another surprise in store. As production on the series begins, Lucasfilm has released the first official image from the show that presumably showcases the galaxy-wandering lone Mandalorian warrior who is at the centre of the story. Check out the image here…
Additionally, Lucasfilm also revealed the list of directors helming the first season’s 10 episodes. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels veteran Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series. Other directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). The Mandalorian will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
As well as producing the series, Favreau is writing the 10-episode season. He is no stranger to the Star Wars universe after having provided his voice for the Mandalorian warrior terrorist Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars and the pilot Rio Durrant in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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.