Over the last couple of days, exciting new photos of the set of Jon Favreau’s Star Wars television series — scheduled to debut next year on the Disney streaming service — have been posted by our friend Jason Ward of MakingStarWars.net.
We have it on good authority that the live-action Star Wars television series begins filming next week and now we can share with you some exciting photos from one of the filming locations…
“The live-action show is rumored to be about Mandalorians after the fall of the Empire and the series will involve familiar locations to Star Wars fans like Mandalore and Tatooine,” wrote Ward. “The story will take place around 3 years after Return of the Jedi. This new series, which will premier on Disney’s direct to consumer streaming service, will be the first live-action television for Star Wars and is being written and produced by Jon Favreau. Check out the photos below and stay tuned for more!”
As far as the photos (some of which include Favreau) are concerned, Ward explained, “We will not be disclosing the exact location out of respect for the production.
“In addition to the location in these photos, we have also learned that some filming will take place in a coastal area, so water and or beaches may come into play.”
On Saturday, Ward went back, and added:
Some of the locations were marked with ‘Set 3’ on it. We noticed some interesting features like “tiki” torches, I don’t believe I’ve seen on Tatooine. But at the same time, there is some set stuff there that is very Tatooine in design.
“There was some sort of black rock set dressing that almost gave the set the appearance it is up against a black mountain or something very lava-like,” he continued. “You can see this stuff on the tops of some of the structures. Off to the side of the set there were some fake black rocks and there was a lot of black gravel for the ground placed around the structures, but we saw a lot of it off to the side too, so for all know the ground could be totally blackened when they film.”
Bottom line: This was great to see.
Given the recent uptick in Star Wars news, with Kathleen Kennedy being extended, Resistance debuting next week, and details emerging about the “Galaxy’s Edge,” it was very exciting to see that the live-action small screen Saga stories are in production.
And the photos above
BTW: What do you think about seeing live-action Star Wars on the small screen? Are you all in?