'The Mandalorian' TV series: George Lucas visits the set

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George Lucas may have sold his business, but he still takes keen interest in almost all the “Star Wars” projects. Filming of the new live-action TV series from the franchise titled “The Mandalorian” has been ongoing for some time now, and Lucas recently visited the set to see what Jon Favreau and his team have been doing.

Favreau is the creator of the new TV series. He shared a picture of Lucas visiting the set as a birthday surprise. Dave Filoni, who is the creator of the “Star Wars: Rebels” and the new “Resistance” animation series, also visited the set recently [see pictures below].

Filmmakers and TV show creators tend to take Lucas’ observations seriously. Readers should note that even JJ Abrams took his words seriously while making “The Force Awakens,” which went on the become a huge box office hit, and won the admiration of the fans.

It remains to be seen what changes, adjustments or additions Favreau will make after Lucas’ visit. Expectations are high on “The Mandalorian” to revive the interest in the fanbase after the mixed response for “The Last Jedi.” The release of the final film in the new trilogy is still a long way off, so it is important for the TV series to deliver on expectations.

The other big TV series to look forward to is the final chapter in the highly popular “Clone Wars” TV series. The show is set to air some time in 2019.

No release date has been announced for “The Mandalorian” yet. Only one season has been planned as of this writing. Since the production has already started, the TV series may air by the end of next year or early 2020.

The plot of “The Mandalorian” revolves around a gunfighter who operates in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the influence of the New Republic.


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