Jon Favreau to create Star Wars live action TV series
Lucasfilm has announced that Jon Favreau will executive producer and write the upcoming live action Star Wars TV series.
Director, producer and actor Jon Favreau has been hired by Lucasfilm to executive produce and write the new live action Star Wars TV series. The Star Wars alumni voiced Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars and has a role in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Favreau is an experienced hand with visual effects laden movies, having directed the recent computer animated Jungle Book film.
In a statement at StarWars.com, Lucasfilm is emphasising Favreau’s experience in the industry:
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “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.”
The new live action TV series will stream exclusively on a new Disney streaming service that will launch in late 2019. At least one Star Wars series is expected to be part of the service’s launch titles. With the many new movies on the horizon, and this new television content, the LEGO Group will have no shortage of Star Wars stories to base new products on.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released on May 25. The LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film will launch on April 20.