After years of rumors and false starts, it appears we are finally going to get a live-action Star Wars TV series.
Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that Jon Favreau had been tapped to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars TV series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service expected to launch in 2019. No other information was revealed such as settings or plot, but with Favreau’s track record of films such as Iron Man, it seems promising.
“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.”
“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,” said Favreau.
My main concern is the potential oversaturation we’re facing of Star Wars media. With multiple films having been announced from the likes of Rian Johnson, is there a point where the audience will say, “enough”? There are only so many hours in the day, and even as a die-hard Star Wars fan I’m beginning to feel a bit of fatigue.
Who am I kidding? I’m totally watching this… and probably griping about it at the same time.
Source: Star Wars .