Jon Favreau is trying to "honor the traditions of Star Wars" with his upcoming The Mandalorian series. Unfortunately, he's including the long wait in between installments in that tradition. The director confirmed at the D23 Expo that Disney+ will be revealing the highly-anticipated show one episode at a time. There has been no official word if this fight against binge-culture is going to carry over into Disney+'s other series as well. This move might put the streaming service on shaky ground since today's viewers have become so accustomed to having an entire season at their fingertips thanks to the Netflix model, but with the massive library Disney+ is going to have, it shouldn't be hard to bide your time before the next episode. Series showrunner John Favreau had this to say.
"It's gonna be available, day one, on Disney+, on November [12th]. I think they're going one episode at a time, but it will be there, premiering on the platform, so if you have it, you'll get to see it."
Favreau's relationship with Disney is strong as he moves easily between its branches. He first began in Marvel as the man behind the first Iron Man. While Jon Favreau continued his on-screen role as Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he continued to expand his reach behind the camera. He moved under the Disney banner to tackle the live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book and then The Lion King. Now, he moves into Lucasfilm for The Mandalorian.
According to the filmmaker, he used his experiences with the massive adaptations as a guideline for the streaming services' series, stating that he treated it like it was a movie for the big screen. Even while making The Lion King, he said, they "were very cognizant that, as many people are seeing it in the theaters, there are gonna be more people seeing it at home." He then added this.
"Everybody has these beautiful 16 by 9 flatscreen TVs and you wanna create beautiful imagery that takes advantage of what people have. The Mandalorian, whether you watch it on your TV or if you saw it projected, it should feel just as much like Star Wars as any of the features."
Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are partnering on the series. Since they both are fans of the Star Wars galaxy, they are striving to create something they "would be delighted to see," and we're anxious to see them pull it off.
The series takes place three years after the events of Return of the Jedi and stars Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as a lone gunfighter in the Outer Rim. The story is expected to fill in the gaps between the fall of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the First Order we meet in The Force Awakens.
Also starring in the series is Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Gina Carano (Deadpool), Nick Nolte (Cape Fear), Carl Weathers (Rocky) and Emily Swallow (The Mentalist). Check back with us for all of your Star Wars and Disney news. This news comes to us from Variety's Twitter