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Jon Favreau reveals details of Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian

Boba Fett

Story by Jack Foley

IRON Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau has revealed the first details of the Star Wars TV series he has been commissioned to write and produce.

In a post on Instagram that took the form of the traditional Star Wars opening credits sequence, Favreau announced the show’s title was The Mandalorian.

He went on to reveal that it will ‘follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic’. The gunslinger in question will wear the iconic armour made famous by bounty hunter Boba Fett (pictured).

Favreau also said the series would be set “after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of The First Order”, which would place its timeline somewhere in the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

The Mandalorians are a warrior people from the planet Mandalore who often clashed with knights of the Jedi order.

Jango and Boba Fett, who Favreau mentioned prominently in his post, were not Mandalorians, but adopted their distinctive body armour.

Lucasfilm announced that Favreau was to produce and write the first live-action Star Wars series in March 2018, as part of the offering for its parent company Disney’s new streaming platform.

In addition to the confirmation of the show’s name, Lucasfilm has also named five episodic directors who will join Favreau in creating the show.

The line-up includes – most prominently – Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard, the co-star of Jurassic World and the director of various short films.

Deborah Chow, whose television credits include Jessica Jones and Mr Robot, Rick Famuyiwa, whose films include Dope and Confirmation, and Dave Filoni, known for his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels are also included. The latter will direct The Mandalorian’s first episode.

The Mandalorian will stream on Disney’s streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019.