Recently it was reported that Lucasfilm was getting ready to film a new Star Wars unannounced series for Disney+, which is going by the working title of “Grammar Rodeo” and production set to begin later this summer in Los Angeles.
According to Discussing Film, Jon Watts is in talks to direct at least one episode of this unannounced series. How many episodes he directs will depend on his busy schedule. Jon Watts has most recently directed “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and will be directing the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film and has most recently directed an episode of the upcoming FX series, “The Old Man”.
It’s also being reported that following the success of “The Book Of Boba Fett” and “The Mandalorian”, Jon Favreau will executive produce the series.
Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports that this new series could be set in the “High Republic” era, which is set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”.
So far, the “High Republic” era has kept to books and comics, which are being created by the “Luminous” team of authors. But apparently, a new live-action series is currently in development for Disney+ according to Cinelinx, that is set during the “High Republic” era.
This rumoured series is being described as “Stranger Things In Space”, because the main focus of the story is about a group of kids, ranging from pre-teens to teenagers, which is currently in the process of being cast.
There are numerous projects reportedly in development for Disney+. Back at the Disney Investor Day in 2020, Lucasfilm revealed they were working on a brand new series for Disney+ called “The Acolyte”, which is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. This series is currently in pre-production and will be written by Leslye Headland, who previously wrote “Russian Doll”. “The Acolyte” will star Amandla Stenberg.
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