We have some Star Wars news, everyone! And it’s pretty big. Yesterday, director Jon Favreau shared the plot of his upcoming TV series dubbed The Mandalorian. And if that wasn’t enough to make us happy, today we learned who will be episodic directors and the producers of the show. But most importantly, they shared the first image from the show. Start up the hype train!

Let’s start from the very beginning. Announced in March of this year, Favreau was announced to be creating a live-action series set in the Star Wars universe. Set to debut sometime in 2019 on the Disney streaming service, we didn’t know much about what the show would be. This was going to be an all-new story (we hoped). Things got quiet after that. No real announcements or anything. And now we have the story. On his Instagram account, Favreau shared with the world what we can expect to see.

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After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

He also wrangled in a lot of big names to direct episodes, including animation master Dave Filoni to direct the first episode. Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) have all signed on to direct episodes. Wow! Love the diversity in the directors. Favreau will write the script and executive produce along with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. And as of today, production has begun.

I’m not sure about you guys but I am in. I know it’s before any footage has been released but wow do they have a lot of creative people attached to this series. But really, this seems great. While it’s not completely on it’s own, being in a time-frame where both old and new characters could make appearances, it doesn’t seem tied to the saga in any way. Especially how it’s in the Outer Rim – I’m so excited to see more of that. Could this be related to the theme park, Galaxy’s Edge, happening at Disney parks? What’s even more exciting to me is that they left the warrior gender neutral. So you know what that means? We get to wish for a live-action female Mandalorian warrior! Please oh please make it so! 

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I have so many questions and thoughts but you need to tell us what you think! Be sure to check out the photo below and come back to Geek Girl Authority for more news from the galaxy far, far away. The Mandalorian will be streaming sometime in the near future.

Image via StarWars.com

 

Erin Lynch