The Mandalorian: Star Wars TV Series Reveals First Photo, Premise and More!

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Star Wars is returning to the small screen with a brand new live action series!

The new series will be titled The Mandalorian and will be available on Disney's upcoming streaming service. 

But what is The Mandalorian actually about?

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“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe,” said executive producer, Jon Favreau on Instagram earlier this week. 

He went on to state that it takes place “after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order."

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That would put the timeline somewhere between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

In it, “we follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

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What's more, the slate of directors for the series' freshman season has been revealed. 

They include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Deborah Chow (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

Disney's streaming service has been in the works for a while now and is expected to launch sometime in 2019. 

Star Wars is not the only big franchise set to be part of the streaming service's roster. 

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It was revealed just weeks ago that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to be part of the action with standalone series featuring Loki and Scarlett Witch. 

From a business standpoint, it's certainly a good way to get those early on subscribers, but it remains to be seen whether it will dilute any of the franchises. 

What are your thoughts on the details of this new series? 

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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