Fans at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago got their first look at the Disney+ series The Mandalorian on Sunday, when Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni revealed a teaser clip. This eight-episode series will make its official debut on Nov. 12 as one of the Disney+ streaming service launch shows. “If you look throughout history, it’s fun at first, but it gets very complicated very quickly. The idea of that world after The Return of the Jedi and what would happen and what sort of characters would survive, and what it was like until the new Republic took over. You have vestiges of the Empire. You have only the strong surviving. You have chaos taking over the galaxy,” said Favreau. Read more for the video, additional pictures and information.
“The series takes place after 1983’s The Return of the Jedi and before the villainous First Order rose to replace the Empire. Favreau said he wanted to look at the days after the Rebellion’s victory in Return of the Jedi, taking inspiration from westerns, Samurai films and even the years after the American Civil War,” reports THR.