Now, we get to see The Mandalorian.
On Thursday, the day after writer and producerthat The Mandalorian was the title of his new Star Wars series, an official photo was released. The live-action series will air on the .
"Production on the first Star Wars live-action streaming series has begun!" Star Wars.com announced while sharing the photo. "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."
The post went on to confirm Favreau's role, and to note some pretty impressive episode directors, including Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Deborah Chow ( ), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi ( ).
On Wednesday, Favreau posted a Star Wars crawl-like Instagram image declaring the new show's name to be The Mandalorian and sharing some of the same plot information.
Mandalore is described on StarWars.com as "a proud world with a rich warrior culture," which is "home to various clans united under Bo-Katan Kryze, wielder of the Darksaber."
Comments on Favreau's Instagram were mostly positive. Wrote Instagram user acoustic_baby, "Shut up and just take my money already."
And chewbacookie said, "Well this sounds intriguing! It sounds like a Western!"
Back in March,that Favreau would write and produce the series. The Disney streaming service itself has and few details as of yet, but it's expected to launch in 2019.
"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 said at the time. "I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure."
Exciting and expensive: In August, The New York Times reported that. ( first season cost about half that.)
First published Oct. 3 at 5:19 p.m. PT.
Update, Oct. 4 at 4:50 p.m.: Adds photo and information about episodic directors.
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