Take a first look at the new 'Star Wars' series, 'The Mandalorian'

Last night, Jon Favreau took to Instagram to reveal that the “Star Wars” television series he has been developing is titled “The Mandalorian” and that it will follow a new character walking in the footsteps of Jango and Boba Fett during the time period between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens”. Now, Lucasfilm has posted the first shot from the series:

Take a first look at The Mandalorian, the first live action Star Wars tv show.



What’s more, today’s update reveals a diverse roster of directorial talent. Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) will direct the first episode with subsequent chapters being helmed by Deborah Chow (“Jessica Jones”), Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Solemates”), and Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”). Favreau is writing the entire series and is executive producing alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.

“The Mandalorian” is officially described as follows:

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.

There’s still quite a lot we don’t know about “The Mandalorian,” including who will make up its cast and when and how the show will be made available. Check back for details as they become available.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.


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