Lucasfilm has announced in a blog post that Jon Favreau will be not only writing but will also be the Executive Producer for an upcoming live-action Star Wars series. The new series doesn’t have a release date, but it will be released on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
“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.”
As the blog post mentions, Favreau is no stranger to Disney or Star Wars having previously worked on a number of MCU titles including Iron Man and Avengers titles, as well as having involvement with The Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story and live-action version of The Lion King due out next year.
As one would expect, Favreau is excited to be producing and writing for the upcoming Star Wars series.
Source: Star Wars
“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.”