Jon Favreau revealed that his live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV show will take place 7 years after ‘Return of the Jedi’

‘Return of the Jedi.’ Lucasfilm
  • The live-action “Star Wars” TV series that will be shown on Disney’s upcoming streaming service will take place seven years after “Return of the Jedi,” according to the show’s executive producer Jon Favreau.
  • He also added that the show will feature new characters, many of them brought to life with the CGI used in his movie “The Jungle Book.”

“Iron Man” and “The Jungle Book” director Jon Favreau has revealed some details about the “Star Wars” TV series he’s executive producing and writing for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

While doing press on the red carpet for Thursday’s world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (he voices the character Rio Durant in the movie), Favreau told Nerdist that the show will take place seven years after the Battle of Endor, which is the finale of “Return of the Jedi.”

The series will feature new characters, and many will be brought to the small screen using the motion-capture CGI that was used in “The Jungle Book,” and the upcoming live-action remake of “The Lion King,” which Favearu is currently working on.

In March, Lucasfilm announced that Favreau was taking on the series.

Disney’s streaming service will launch in 2019. Along with Faveau’s live-action “Star Wars” series, there’s also a planned Marvel live-action series, as well as “High School Musical” and “Monsters Inc.” series.