Iron Man Director Will Now Be Responsible For A Live Action Star Wars TV Series

The Star Wars franchise is a huge juggernaut spawning lots of movies, games and cartoons. However the one thing the franchise never had is a major live action TV series. 

Well that's all going to change in the near future because a major live action TV series is in the works for the Star Wars universe.

Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, will executive produce and write the new series releasing on Disney's upcoming digital streaming service.

As announced on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is happy to bring the famed director on board with the franchise. You can read her comments posted down below. 

“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"

Jon Favreau himself is excited to now be responsible for the development of the Star Wars franchise in the near future. His comments are below. 

"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."

Sadly, Lucasfilm does not have a specific release date or schedule for the live action TV series yet. It's possible we won't see anything until the year 2020 once Episode IX releases in late 2019. 

Star Trek has had many live action series in the past, so it's surprising to see Star Wars take this long to have its own TV show. Hopefully the new TV show ends up being good!

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