Jon Favreau to write and executive produce 'Star Wars' streaming TV series
UPI News Service, 03/08/2018
Jon Favreau has been tapped to write and executive produce a new live-action Star Wars series that will appear on Disney's upcoming streaming service.
Disney, who owns the "Star Wars" brand after acquiring Lucasfilm, is expected to launch the streaming service by the end of 2019, Variety reported. The "Star Wars" series was first announced in November.
"I couldn't be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.
"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. I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure," Favreau said.
The filmmaker and actor began his relationship with Disney after directing the first "Iron Man" movie which helped kicked off the company's Marvel cinematic universe.
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