Swiftly following up on the news that Jon Favreau’s Star Wars TV series has been titled as The Mandalorian; Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi have also been named as directors for the series.
The eight-episode Disney Streaming service series has also hired Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni to direct episodes on the live-action show.
Only this week, Favreau announced a brief plot for the series.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”
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Favreau will write, direct and executive produce the series for the Disney streaming service which launches late 2019. Disney is hoping the new service will rival the likes of Netflix.
Waititi has become a major fan favourite after directing the vibrantly colourful and hilarious Thor: Ragnarok. His previous work also includes Boy, What We Do in The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. His upcoming projects include Jojo Rabbit and Wellington Paranormal.
Howard is best known for her acting roles in the Jurassic World franchise alongside Chris Pratt. However, she does have some directing experience as in recent years she has been making short films.
Filoni already has connections with Star Wars, He has directed the animation Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Reign has worked extensively in TV with credits on series such as Reign, Fear the Walking Dead, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Lost in Space.
Famuyiwa directed coming-of-age comedy, Dope.