Thursday, March 8, 2018
Jon Favreau to Write & Produce STAR WARS Live-Action TV Series
Star Wars is finally hitting the small screen.
The official Star Wars site has announced that Jon Favreau will write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars television series for Disney's upcoming streaming service.
Favreau, 51, is a longtime Star Wars fan, and is appearing as an alien in the upcoming movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. Previously, he voiced the Mandalorian warrior Pre Vizskla in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He remarked, "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."
Favreau is best known as Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and as the director of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Elf, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Cowboys & Aliens, and The Jungle Book (2016). As an actor, he's appeared in the films Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Iron Man films, Daredevil, Batman Forever, The Jungle Book (2016), Entourage, The Wolf of Wall Street, John Carter, Swingers, and Rudy.
"I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said 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."
The untitled Star Wars live-action series currently does not have a release date.