Jon Favreau will write and executive produce a live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney’s upcoming streaming platform. The show does not yet have a name or release date.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “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.”
“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,” Favreau added. “I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”
Disney and Favreau have a decade worth of successful history together. The “Swingers” and “Made” star helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2.” He is also an executive producer of the “Iron Man” and “Avengers” films for Marvel Studios.
For Disney, Favreau directed and produced “The Jungle Book,” and he is currently in production on the company’s “Lion King” reimagining.
Favreau has also played a role on the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated series and has another one in the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”