Writer, director, and once-Mandalorian Jon Favreau has been attached to a live-action Star Wars TV series for quite some time, with the plan being for the series to be part of the imminent “Disney Play” streaming service which the Mouse plan to launch at some point in the near future. The nature of the project was a complete secret… until today.
In a tweet today, Favreau announced via Instagram that the series will be called “The Mandalorian”. That’d be the name for the bounty hunters which count Jango and Boba Fett amongst their number, and so it looks like we’ve finally got our bounty hunters content for the Disney era.
Mandalorians have appeared infrequently through Star Wars as a whole. They showed up a bunch in Clone Wars and Rebels – with Favreau even appearing as a Mandalorian at one point, although he didn’t last too long.
The series, as you can see, will be set after the original trilogy of movies, a few years into Boba being digested by the Sarlacc, but before the Disney trilogy began. There’s nothing to say whether the Mandalorian in question here is male or female, or what else we can expect from the series. What color will their helmet be? The sky’s the limit, people.