Star Wars TV Series to be set seven years after Return of the Jedi

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We haven't heard a lot about the live action Star Wars TV series, except that it will likely air around 2019 on Disney's new streaming platform and Jon Faverau will write and executive produce.

In an interview with the Nerdist, Faverau confirmed that the series will be set in the period between the original and sequel movie trilogies - 7 years after Return Of The Jedi in fact. Another animated TV series, Star Wars: Resistance was also recently announced , though this will be set much closer to The Force Awakens another 23 years later and feature guest appearances from Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma.

Faverau also confirmed that the live action TV series will feature brand new characters and utilise the technology he used when directing the live-action The Jungle Book and upcoming The Lion King remakes.

The TV series will hopefully give audiences answers to what happened between the fall of the Galactic Empire and the birth of the New Republic, The Resistances and the First Order. We'll be following news on the new series very closely...

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Last updated: 11/05/2018 19:26:00

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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