It's one of several projects in the works for the growing "Star Wars" universe at the studio.
The site released the first photo of the series, showing a sleek take on the Mandalorian armor that appears to have been through many battles. So far it is a very impressive and inclusive list of talent. But the good news doesn't stop there, additional directors include Thor: Rangarok helmer and internet fav Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star turned director Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), Jessica Jones and Better Call Saul director Deborah Chow, and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa.
The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode.
The identity and gender of the character is yet to be revealed, but the new adventure will be set in the time before the First Order came to be. Production is now underway in southern California and Filoni, who will be helming the first episode, and Waititi are among the five directors announced for the series.
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Favreau and Filoni are serving as executive producers alongside Colin Wilson and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. We've known Jon Favreau will write and executive produce for the show for a while, and that lines up with what he said about the show taking place seven years after "Return of the Jedi."
Star Wars - The Mandalorian, will be released next year.
News that Disney was developing the live-action series was first revealed by CEO Bob Iger in March.