Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) has been tapped by Lucasfilm to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series, slated to appear on Disney's new streaming service. Previously, Favreau has played in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, in addition to the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“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 himself then went on to speak about the job, stating, “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.”
For now, this particular Star Wars live-action series has yet to be titled or receive a release date.
Stay tuned for more.
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