First Image From The Star Wars Live-Action TV Series

We've known for a while that a Star Wars TV series was in the works, but until this week we had no other title, no plot, nothing.  That all changed over the last couple of days.

On Wednesday, writer/executive producer Jon Favreau announced the title and posted a brief plot description on his Instagram account.  The show will be called The Mandalorian and will follow the adventures of a "lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy."  These stories will take place in the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, so after the fall of the Empire, but before the rise of the First Order.  Also, Mandalorian is the type of armor worn by Boba Fett.  Boba and his "dad" Jango were not actually Mandalorians themselves, but had adopted the culture's armor and weapons.  Still, this could turn out to be a Boba Fett show.  No one really believes his death in Return of the Jedi was final.

Then Lucasfilm announced the start of production on the show, releasing the first image and a list people directing episodes that included Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (better known as an actress, but has directed several short films), and Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, and Hunt For the Wilderpeople).  Still plenty of unanswered questions about the show.  We have no info on casting, character names, or if the setting might include any familiar Star Wars planets.

The Mandalorian is set to debut on Disney's new streaming service when it launches in late 2019.

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