As one of the most successful franchises ever, Star Wars spans books, movies, games, and even television series. The best part about a television series is that it has the time to develop and tell stories that would not otherwise fit into the constraints of a movie. With the end of Star Wars: Rebels earlier this week, fans have been wondering if there would be yet another Star Wars television series.
Lucasfilm announced today that there indeed will be another Star Wars series. We don’t know what this series will be about, but we know who will help bring it to life. Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Jungle Book, will both produce and write the live-action series for Disney’s new streaming service.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated, “I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform. Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”
Favreau is definitely a long-time fan of the sci-fi series. He had a voice role in Star Wars: Clone Wars, and has a part in the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story. In reference to today’s announcement, Favreau said, “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
The untitled series does not yet have a release date.