Granted, the last few Star Wars pictures may have split opinion amongst genre fans, but surely we can all agree that the galaxy far, far away live-action series that Jon Favrea is developing has us all hugely excited, right? Right?! Well, now we’ve got an update on that small-screen effort.
Courtesy of The New York Times, it’s been revealed that the show will have a whopping $100 million budget for its ten-episode debut season – equating to $10 million per episode. Not too shabby, we’re sure you’ll agree.
This to-be-titled new Star Wars show is currently being developed as one of the must-see highlights of Disney’s upcoming streaming service. In terms of plot details, all that we really know at this stage is that the series will take place seven years after Return of the Jedi’s iconic Battle of Endor. Utilising a mixture of CGI and mo-cap technology similar to that seen in Favreau’s impressive take on The Jungle Book, the show will introduce a whole host of new characters created specifically for the series.
Disney clearly have a lot of faith in the massively talented Favreau, with him having helmed Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Jungle Book for the House of Mouse, not to mention he’s the man tasked with directing next year’s live-action/CGI incarnation of The Lion King. And then there’s his Star Wars ties, with the Happy Hogan actor having lent his vocals to characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
At present, this currently-untitled Star Wars series is set to premiere on Disney’s new on-demand service in the second half of next year.