A live action Star Wars on television has been a prospect that excites many fans. Now that Disney is building up its future streaming service, they are giving out the big bucks to have a show from that universe headline the app.
Yesterday, The New York Times reported that Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series would cost around $100 million for a 10 episode first season. Today, Making Star Wars wrote up early rumors from their sources in production of the show. The info gives insight into the time period and characters that could be potentially involved.
The series would focus on the planet Mandalore three years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi. After the Empire’s defeat, the planet is thrown into turmoil and the series would tell the story of the Mandalorian people trying to restore unity of its people.
Fans will know of the Mandalorians as the civilzation that created Boba Fett’s armor. Fans will also know that during The Clone Wars animated show will know that civil war and power struggles are not new to this planet. It was confirmed that during the San Diego Comic Con panel of The Clone Wars that the Siege of Mandalore, which was one of the last battles of the Clone Wars, would be shown on the new series of that show. The animated show could be setting up the canon to extend into the Original Trilogy era for this new live-action show.
Source: Making Star Wars