While walking the red carpet for the Solo: A Star Wars Story premiere, director Jon Favreau revealed that his upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show is set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Specifically, it’ll be set three years after Return of the Jedi’s Battle of Endor. The show will follow new characters using motion capture technology that was used in his adaptation of The Jungle Book. He also stated that half of the show was already written.
The untitled show will join Star Wars: Resistance, the recently announced show that will take place before The Force Awakens, following a pilot that’s been recruited in the Resistance. Resistance will be the third animated Star Wars show from Dave Filoni, who created The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.
The period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens has boundless opportunities for new stories, especially since the Extended Universe material was dubbed as non-canon when Disney bought Star Wars in 2014. Favreau could explore how the Rebellion created new alliances and a new government, hunting down remaining Empire loyalists and any burgeoning Sith. It could see the formulation of the First Order from what remained of the Empire, in addition to a host of other possible stories.
It will launch on Disney’s upcoming streaming service which will present content from the company’s large catalog of movies and TV shows plus original projects that’ll include material from Marvel and Star Wars. The series is expected to debut in the fall of 2019.