Building off of Jon Favreau’s announcement of his upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian yesterday, Lucasfilm has revealed more details, including the first photo of what appears to be the lead character, a “lone gunfighter in the out reaches of the galaxy.”
As expected, the design bears a striking resemblance to famous Star Wars bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett, although presumably neither character will actually be in the series (though who knows about Boba honestly, since we know he survives the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi), as The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.
The Mandalorian will be written and executive produced by Favreau, but a number of names have been confirmed to be directing episodes of the series. In addition to Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni directing the first episode, Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, Jessica Jones’ Deborah Chow, Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa, and Bryce Dallas Howard will all helm episodes in Season 1.
The Mandalorian’s 10-episode first season will reportedly cost Disney $100 million to produce and will debut as an exclusive on Disney’s streaming service sometime in 2019.
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