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Lando Calrissian is getting his own Disney Plus Star Wars show

Dear White People’s Justin Simien is developing the project

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Hello, what have we here? Lando Calrissian, the Baron-Administrator of Bespin’s tibanna gas mining facility and smooth-talking smuggler, is getting his own series on Disney Plus, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced Thursday during Disney’s investor call.

The new series, titled Lando, is being developed by Justin Simien, the director, writer, and producer of Dear White People — the movie and the television series — and the upcoming Bad Hair. Kennedy said that Simien is in the early stages of developing Lando.

Lando Calrissian made his Star Wars debut in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, played by Billy Dee Williams, and returned for 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The character was brought back in younger form, and played by Donald Glover, in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Williams reprised his role as Lando in last year’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

A release date and casting details for Lando were not announced.

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