Though Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will premiere this December, fan attention is pivoting to the next installments into the franchise. This week, fans were treated to a hint at an upcoming property, with the release date being announced for the first trailer for the Star Wars: The Mandalorian TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (via ComicBook.com), the series’ first trailer will be released on Aug. 23, during the D23 conference. THR confirmed the details with series creator and showrunner Jon Favreau--and, during the same interview, got insight into his creative process on the series.
“I wrote four of the episodes before I even had a deal, because I wanted to do this but only if they wanted to do the version that I wanted to do,” Favreau said. “I had been thinking about Star Wars since Disney acquired Star Wars...The TV model allowed me to be an executive producer, which allowed me to, on my own time, write everything. It's a lot like being a chef. You write the menu, you staff up with people who are great at what they do, you oversee and help guide the people who are actually cooking the food, working the line, and then at the end, you plate.”
Favreau added that he expects the series to benefit from being released on Disney+, which will allow for the space to tell more intimate, character-driven stories. “Disney+ is emerging and there's an opportunity to tell a story that's bigger than television, but you don't have the same expectations that a big holiday release has, which to me isn't that type of Star Wars that comes out of me,” he said. “The type of Star Wars that I'm inspired to tell is a smaller thing with new characters.”
While we’re still beyond excited to see the trailer for The Mandalorian, it’s good to hear about Favreau’s process--and we’re sure that it’ll make the series much better.