Jon Favreau has finished up the first season of the “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” and now he says he’s already begun writing Season 2 of the show.
The director/producer chatted with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday about his new Disney+ show based within the Star Wars universe, and he seemed very excited to continue to explore these new characters.
“We’re done with the first season,” Favreau told the ABC late-night host. “I’m actually writing part of the second season now.”
Disney announced back in February that “The Mandalorian” had wrapped filming and that it would become available on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service later this year. It’s set after the events of “The Return of the Jedi” when the Galactic Empire has gone, and it follows a lone bounty hunter of the same race as the group that made Boba Fett and Jango Fett’s iconic armor.
“All hell is breaking loose in the outer rim, and it’s about the scum and villainy that now wants to take out the rule of law. What happens? Chaos takes over,” Favreau said.
“It’s based on current events,” Kimmel quipped.
“The Mandalorian” stars Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog, Gina Carano, and Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, and the cast also includes Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers and Omid Abtahi.
Favreau is a writer and executive producer of the live action series, and Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow directed some of the episodes, with Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) helming the premiere. “Black Panther” composer and recent Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson will write the score.
Check out Favreau talking about “The Mandalorian” at the 12:15 mark in the clip above.