The New Star Wars TV Show Gets A Name And More Details

Director Jon Favreau has shared more details on his upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show. In a post on Instagram, Favreau suggested the show will focus on the Mandalorian. As we already knew, the show is set seven years after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi, and it will feature new characters. Favreau’s new Instagram post contains even more new details, specifically that the show will follow a “lone gunfighter.”

“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe,” reads a line from the description. “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…”

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The show appears to be titled The Mandalorian.

The program will air on Disney’s new streaming service. The service launches in 2019, but it’s unclear when the new Star Wars show may arrive. The Mandalorian is one of “several” Star Wars shows in development. There is no word on who may star in any of the shows.

Favreau is an accomplished director whose credits include films like Elf, Iron Man, and Iron Man 2, as well as the recent box office smash The Jungle Book for Disney. He’s teaming up with Disney again for The Jungle Book 2 and the new Lion King film, in addition to the Star Wars show. Favreau is also a veteran actor, having appeared in TV shows and movies like Friends, Deep Impact, and I Love You, Man, among many others.

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