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Jon Favreau's 'Star Wars' series will be about a Mandalorian

Jon Favreau's 'Star Wars' series will be about a Mandalorian
Mandalorian Sabine Wren, center, was one of the heroes in "Star Wars Rebels." (Lucasfilm / Disney XD)

Get ready for “The Mandalorian.” Jon Favreau has revealed some details about his upcoming live-action “Star Wars” TV series.

“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the ‘Star Wars’ universe,” said Favreau in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “‘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.”

Boba Fett quickly became a fan-favorite “Star Wars” character after he appeared as Jabba the Hutt’s go-to bounty hunter in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” Though presumed dead after falling into a sarlacc pit in the original trilogy, his backstory was explored in the prequel films, which showed a younger version of his character. In “Attack of the Clones,” it was revealed that Boba was the clone of his father, Jango Fett, considered one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy during that era.

Both Fetts wore distinct Mandalorian armor that set them apart from the other villains in the films.

The animated shows introduced more memorable Mandalorians including Sabine Wren from “Star Wars Rebels” and Duchess Satine Kryze from “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” As a member of the Ghost crew, Sabine was one of the first rebels to stand up against the Empire, while Satine was the leader of Mandalore during the Clone Wars who valued peace and nonviolence.

Favreau is no stranger to the “Star Wars” franchise. He has played roles in both “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Disney previously announced that it had tapped the “Iron Man” and “Jungle Book” director to write and produce a new show for the company’s upcoming streaming service. In addition to original programming, the streaming service will also be the exclusive home to Disney’s “Star Wars” and Marvel films in addition to Disney and Pixar movies. The streaming service is expected to launch in late 2019.

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