PhotoLOS ANGELES — Disney has turned to one of its favorite filmmakers, Jon Favreau, to produce and write a live-action “Star Wars” television series for its upcoming streaming service. Lucasfilm, the Disney-owned “Star Wars” studio, has long used television to expand its galactic storytelling, but all of its previous efforts have been animated. That includes “Star Wars Rebels,” which began in 2014 and runs on the Disney XD cable network. Mr. Favreau, for instance, has a role as an actor in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” set for release on May 25, and provided the voice for the Mandalorian warrior Pre Vizsla in the now-defunct Cartoon Network series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”Though familiar to audiences from his acting, Mr. Favreau has found big success as a director. The live-action “Star Wars” series, first disclosed by Disney in November, is part of the company’s ambitious effort to join the Netflix-driven streaming boom.
Source: New York Times March 08, 2018 17:48 UTC