- "'Star Wars' is a big world, and Disney's new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters."
- ―Jon Favreau in an email to The New York Times
The Mandalorian is a live-action Star Wars television series currently being developed by Lucasfilm. The series, which will take place three years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, is set to air on Disney+ and ILM TV, which is planned for launch by the end of 2019. Jon Favreau is writing and will executive produce the series. Production began in October 2018. Directors include Dave Filoni, who will direct the first episode, as well as Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi.
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....
- "We're having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to."
- ―Jon Favreau, to StarWars.com in the official cast announcement
The series was announced by Disney CEO Robert Iger during a Disney quarterly earnings call on November 9, 2017. On May 10, 2018, in an interview with Anthony Carboni on the premier for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jon Favreau revealed that he was halfway done with writing a season of the upcoming live-action Star Wars television series. During an interview with Dan Casey of Nerdist at the premiere, Favreau confirmed the show would take place seven years after the Battle of Yavin and feature all new characters. Favreau also revealed that even before he had the job, he had written four scripts to show Lucasfilm what the show would be.
On August 6, 2018, The New York Times reported on Disney+, Disney's new streaming service, and stated that the Star Wars television series by Favreau is expected to cost around $100 million for ten episodes. In an email to The New York Times, Favreau stated that Disney's new streaming service will allow for the opportunity to tell stories that go for several chapters.
During production, Favreau shared production photos on his Instagram account. Star Wars creator George Lucas visited the set during production as part of a birthday surprise for Favreau. While filming at a studio in Manhattan Beach, California, equipment was stolen from the set, prompting a police investigation.
ILM opened a new London-based division, ILM TV, to work on The Mandalorian and other projects.
On November 13, 2018, Pedro Pascal was reported to be in negotiations to play the lead role in the series. The next day, Gina Carano was announced to have joined the cast according to Variety. On November 30, Variety again reported that Nick Nolte had been added to the show's cast. On December 12, Lucasfilm officially announced the cast, confirming Pascal's, Carano's, and Nolte's casting, along with Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog.
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- Littleton, Cynthia (2017-11-09). New 'Star Wars' Trilogy in Works With Rian Johnson, TV Series Also Coming to Disney Streaming Service. Variety. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017. Retrieved on November 9, 2017.
- Disney's Fiscal Full Year and Q4 2017 Earnings Results Webcast. The Walt Disney Company (2017-11-09). Archived from the original on November 10, 2017. Retrieved on November 10, 2017.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Littleton, Cynthia (2017-11-09). New 'Star Wars' Trilogy in Works With Rian Johnson, TV Series Also Coming to Disney Streaming Service. Variety. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017. Retrieved on November 9, 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Marnell, Blair (May 11, 2018). Exclusive Details on Jon Favreau's STAR WARS TV Series. nerdist.com. Archived from the original on September 17, 2018.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Jon Favreau announces "The Mandalorian". Jon Favreau (October 3, 2018, 4:17 pm). "#StarWars #TheMandalorian" (screenshot)
- ↑ Barnes, Brooks. Disney's Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus. The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 6, 2018. Retrieved on August 6, 2018.
- ↑ The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau (October 19, 2018). Retrieved on October 20, 2018.
- ↑ Walters, Mike; Steiner, Erica (October 24, 2018). Police Investigating Theft on Set of 'Star Wars' New Series 'The Mandalorian'. theblast.com.
- ↑ Parker, Ryan (October 25, 2018). Grand Theft Investigated at Studio Hosting Star Wars TV Show 'The Mandalorian'. The Hollywood Reporter. hollywoodreporter.com.
- ↑ Holmes, Adam (October 26, 2018). The Boba Fett Movie Isn't Happening Anymore. Retrieved on October 26, 2018.
- ↑ INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC LAUNCHES ‘ILM TV’. ilm.com. Retrieved on November 7, 2018.
- ↑ Lussier, Germain (November 13, 2018). The Mandalorian Picks Up Game of Thrones Pedro Pascal as Its Lead. Retrieved on November 13, 2018.
- ↑ Otterson, Joe (2018-11-14). Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’. Variety. Retrieved on November 14, 2018.
- ↑ Otterson, Joe (2018-11-30). ‘The Mandalorian’ Adds Nick Nolte to Cast. Variety. Retrieved on November 30, 2018.
- ↑ The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau (October 13, 2018). Retrieved on October 13, 2018.
- The Mandalorian on Wikipedia