Jon Favreau’s Live-Action Star Wars Series Will Cost $100M For 10 Episodes


Aside from the in-development Episode IX, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise is currently draped in a thick veil of secrecy – thicker than usual, too, as the company is said to be reconsidering its approach to Anthology films based on Obi-Wan and Boba Fett ever since Solo was written off as a box office failure.

There’s been nary a mention of either movie for quite a while, but thanks to The New York Times, today brings forth a tiny morsel of information relating to Jon Favreau’s live-action TV series set in that famous galaxy far, far away – specifically, the period shortly after Return of the Jedi.

It’ll seemingly stretch for 10 episodes in total – for now, at least – and run up a bill of around $100 million, which equates to a $10 million-per-episode price tag typically associated with major TV shows like Game of Thrones and The Crown. Most of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars budget will no doubt be reserved for CGI, as Favreau and his creative team begin exploring the events between Episodes III and IV for the first time in live-action, but we imagine they’ll also draw in a pretty impressive cast, too.

For Jon Favreau, this nascent TV project heralds another opportunity to dive deep into the Star Wars archives, given the writer-director-actor has previously starred in The Clone Wars and this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, in which he played the alien pilot, Rio.

So it’s fair to say that Favreau is perhaps the perfect candidate to whip Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars series into shape. It’ll premiere exclusively on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service sometime next year, though further details have yet to be revealed. As always, though, stay tuned for more.