‘Star Wars’ Live-Action Series Coming from Jon Favreau

It was only a matter of time.

There’s a live-action Star Wars series on the way. Lucasfilm has announced that a series is heading into development with producer, actor, and Iron Man and The Jungle Book filmmaker Jon Favreau on board as writer and executive producer.

“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,” Favreau said in a statement. “I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy: “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.”

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The series will be one of the major projects hitting Disney’s upcoming streaming platform, which is expected to provide serious competition for companies like Netflix. No plot details or release date for the untitled series have been announced.

Favreau has some experience in this galaxy, having voiced Pre Vizsla and a Warrior Commander on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He’s also playing a part in the upcoming spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story. On the filmmaking end, Favreau is wrapping up work on his second live-action Disney adaptation, The Lion King, set to hit U.S. cinemas in July 2019.

Stay tuned.

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