Lucasfilm revealed the first image from The Mandalorian, the live-action streaming series set in the Star Wars universe, and announced an impressive list of directors who will help bring the series to life.
The Mandalorian will tell the story of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic, as previously announced by producer Jon Favreau. That gunslinger will wear the iconic armor made famous by bounty hunter Boba Fett, as seen in the show’s first production photo.
Additionally, Lucasfilm named five episodic directors who will join Favreau in creating the show. The lineup includes Deborah Chow, whose television credits include Jessica Jones, Mr. Robot and Reign; Rick Famuyiwa, whose films include Dope and Confirmation; Bryce Dallas Howard, the co-star of Jurassic World and the director of various short films; and Taika Waititi, who directed Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do in the Shadows. Dave Filoni, known for his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, will direct The Mandalorian’s first episode.
The series will be executive-produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, while Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
Lucasfilm announced it was working on an original Star Wars television series earlier this year, with Favreau set to write and produce. The Mandalorian will stream on Disney’s streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019.