Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard amongst those in the frame to direct...
Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau has begun to reveal details of his upcoming Star Wars spin-off TV series this week, confirming the title and plot details and revealing the first image from the series.
Favreau is overseeing a new series set after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy and before the rise of the First Order, unveiling the series title The Mandalorian via his Instagram account. This was followed by confirmation that production on the show is now underway, with the first image from the set released yesterday – see below:
Production on #TheMandalorian, Star Wars’ first live-action series, has begun!https://t.co/Dp0HEASdqk pic.twitter.com/fQaiBcH10v— Star Wars (@starwars) 4 October 2018
Favreau also gave an outline of The Mandalorian's storyline, which will follow “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.”
More details about the new series have also emerged since yesterday's announcement via The Star Wars Show, who revealed that Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard are amongst those set to direct episodes of the new series. Other directors confirmed for the new series include animated Star Wars stalwart Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyima and Mr. Robot director Deborah Chow.
Favreau will serve as executive producer and a writer on the new series, which is set for an initial run of 8 episodes and is expected to feature on Disney's new streaming service, which is set to launch next year.