There’s going to be more coming on this later on the day via the team at Nerdist, but for the time being we can chew on the knowledge that Jon Favreau’s live action Star Wars TV series is going to be taking place 3 years after the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi.
Beyond that, the show will be made using the same technology that drove The Jungle Book to almost 1 billion dollars worldwide and huge plaudits for its stunning visuals.
Exclusive: @Jon_Favreau confirms that his live action #StarWars series takes place 7 years after Battle of Endor, between #ReturnOfTheJedi and #TheForceAwakens. Will feature all new characters, using cutting edge tech a la THE JUNGLE BOOK. Story coming to @nerdist… pic.twitter.com/iRyPS8hPDR
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) May 11, 2018
What a delicious opportunity this setting provides. Not only is it close enough to Return of the Jedi – and with technology advanced enough to take advantage of that timeframe – that we might be seeing some very familiar characters from our collective childhoods.
In addition to that, we can start seeing the framework of events that led to the era of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. In the hands of a storyteller like Favreau, someone who loves the saga with a great track record, we could be in for a heck of a ride. And with Amazon throwing $20 million per episode at a Lord of the Rings TV series, there will surely be no shortchanging going on here.
As soon as more news lands we’ll be sure to cover it here on the site.
CORRECTION: Nerdist originally stated the series was 7 years after Endor but should have said Yavin. Therefore the show is 3 years after Endor.