Lucasfilm announced Thursday morning, Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform. Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy via StarWars.com.
“If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure,” said Favreau.
No casting and or release date information was released at this time. The Disney streaming service is set to launch in 2019, as a family-friend option utilizing Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Disney. No price-point has been set yet for the service, but Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger announced in February that the ESPN streaming service will cost $4.99 a month. Expect the Disney service to have a similar cost. CBS All Acess cost $5.99 a month with limited commercials, Hulu is $7.99, Netflix is $10.99 or $13.99 a month.
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