More details emerge from the upcoming Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian.
Yesterday, executive producer Jon Favreau revealed the title and the program’s New Republic setting. Today, StarWars.com announced the list of directors who will help Favreau realize his Star Wars story, and it is an impressive group of people. Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni will helm the first episode of The Mandalorian — his first live action foray into Star Wars. Additional directors include Jessica Jones veteran Deborah Chow, Dope‘s Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi. Favreau will also direct some episodes himself.
The series will follow a gun-slinging Mando, pictured above, on the far reaches of the galaxy as the New Republic attempts to rebuild after the events of The Return of the Jedi. Favreau will executive produce the series alongside Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson.
Filoni’s switch to live action has been a long time coming with fans of Clone Wars and Rebels clamoring for him to tell a story outside of animation. Knowing he will set the tone for the series makes it all the more exciting.
The Mandalorian will likely debut in 2019 on Disney’s streaming service.