It’s been a bizarre week for Star Wars, mainly due to the fact the demise of The Last Jedi being put on the shoulders of Russian Bots in an attempt to permeate the zeitgeist of American culture. All shady shit. Then, of course, there is our review.
Alas, it seems Disney is looking to go full steam ahead despite circling rumours of Star Wars side films being put on hold and the refuting of such claims. Star Wars is at the helm of the producing their first live-action series. The series is entitled The Mandalorian, and it has been announced that production has already started.
We also know a little about the narrative for the series which exists on the backend of the chronicled exploits of Jango and Boba Fett. 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 series will be written and executive produced by producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). It will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.