Disney has announced that Jon Favreau will join the team of the upcoming STAR WARS live action series.
Jon Favreau hops on board of the Star Wars universe! The live action series will hinge on the Disney streaming service, expected to launch in 2019, though the series itself does not have an anticipated premiere date.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is excited for the collaboration:
“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.”
Favreau has worked with Disney in the past, known for his work on Iron Man, Avengers, and The Jungle Book.