‘Star Wars’ live-action series coming to Disney’s streaming service
“Star Wars” fans are in for a treat as they will get to see new adventures from the galaxy far away.
A live-action series for the franchise has been announced, according to the Star Wars official website. It will be released as part of Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Director Jon Favreau has been tapped to be the executive producer and writer for the series. He previously took part in “Star Wars: A Clone Wars” series animated series and the upcoming movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
“If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure,” Favreau said of the upcoming project.
“Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe,” Lucasfilms president Kathleen Kennedy said. “This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”
Favreau is known for being the director of Marvel’s “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” as well as the 2016 film “The Jungle Book.”
No date has been announced for the series’ release. Meanwhile, Disney’s streaming service is set to be launched sometime in 2019. /ra