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Lucasfilm hasd announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new streaming service.

We've been anticipating a Star Wars series for years, particularly since premium cable providers like HBO kicked the TV game up to a whole new level. The time seems right for this.

Favreau is no stranger to producing television having been involved in two post-apocalyptic series The Shannara Chronicles and Revolution.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a Star Wars press release. “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 thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “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.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.

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Wumpus (4 years ago) Reply

Enough with the Star Wars already, Disney. Sheesh.

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