The Star Wars universe is vast, and on Wednesday, writer and producer Jon Favreau confirmed that his new live-action series for the Disney streaming service will delve into a little-known corner of it.
Favreau posted a Star Wars-crawl-like Instagram image declaring the new show’s name to be The Mandalorian.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe,” Favreau’s post reads. “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 Western-sounding series will reportedly cost Disney an estimated $100 million across 10 episodes. In May, Favreau revealed the series will take place seven years after Return of the Jedi.
The series will debut exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, and Disney CEO Bob Iger previously said that the company is “developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct-to-consumer app.”
The show began filming in recent days so it makes sense that Favreau would finally come out with this info. But now that we have it, a million more questions arise.