A few months ago we learned that Iron Man director Jon Favreau was developing a new Star Wars TV series for Lucasfilm and while attending the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which Favreau also appears in, the director/producer revealed some exciting new details about the show.
Speaking to Nerdist, Favreau revealed that his Star Wars series will take place several years after the battle of Endor, meaning it will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Favreau also revealed that the show will include the use of cutting-edge technology (similar to The Jungle Book) and feature all new characters, so don’t expect your favourite Star Wars heroes to show up.
It’s exciting to learn that the show will explore the time between the original trilogy and the newer movies. Other than several books, we don’t know much about this time period, so it will be incredible to see a big-budget TV series explore this uncharted space in the galaxy far, far away. As for Favreau’s comments about an all new collection of characters, I have to admit that I’m glad the show won’t revolve around pre-existing characters. The universe is a big place and Lucasfilm would only limit themselves creatively by using characters that fans already know and love.
As far as we know, Favreau’s Star Wars series is still in the development stage and we have no idea when production is set to begin. We do know that the series will air on Disney’s streaming service, which isn’t expected to launch until 2019 (or later). With that said, it’s still exciting to learn more about the show and see that progress is being made?
Are you excited to see a TV series explore the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below!