Taika Waititi to Direct in The Mandalorian Series

The Mandalorian

It was just revealed yesterday that the previously unnamed live-action Star Wars television series by Jon Favreau would be entitled The Mandalorian. And now today, StarWars.com has released an official image, and a list of episode directors which includes 2017 New Zealand of the Year Taika Waititi! This is superb news in its own right, but interesting given a little exchange by Newshub entertainment reporter Kate Rodger and Kathleen Kennedy back in December last year.

Dave Filoni will be directing the first episode, with, in addition to Taika, episodic directors including Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), and Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates).

Read the full article on StarWars.com here.

The Mandalorian: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…