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Star Wars’ live-action series The Mandalorian enters production as first image & directors are revealed

Lucasfilm and Disney's new live-action Star Wars series has begun production as it prepares to launch on the studio's streaming platform

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Just a day after Jon Favreau pulled back the curtain to reveal the premise and title of his upcoming live-action Star Wars series, a first look at the series as it enters production has arrived.

As shared by Starwars.com, the first image of The Mandalorian has arrived with a mysterious figure decked out fully in Mandalorian armor while walking through what appears to be some sort of marketplace. As revealed previously the series takes place after the fall of the Empire in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi and follows a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy where they try and escape the authority of the growing New Republic.

Favreau is writing and producing the series which will see animation guru Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) direct the first episode with Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) directing subsequent episodes. Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson will executive produce the series alongside Favreau with Karen Gilchrist serving as a co-executive producer.

The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV series coming out of Disney and will be one of the main anchors on the studio’s upcoming streaming platform. It’s expected to roll out sometime in 2019.

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