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"Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, an Original series starring Jude Law, from executive producers Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, is streaming in 2023 only on @DisneyPlus."
―The Star Wars Twitter account[1]

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is a forthcoming live-action television series to be released on Disney+ in 2024. It was announced on May 17, 2022 under the code name Grammar Rodeo and will be set after Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It will be created and executive produced by Jon Watts and Christopher Ford. The series will center around a group of children lost in space.

Official description[]

'Star Wars: Skeleton Crew' follows the journey of four kids who make a mysterious discovery on their seemingly safe home planet, then get lost in a strange and dangerous galaxy. Finding their way home—and meeting unlikely allies and enemies—will be a greater adventure than they ever imagined.[8]

Production[]

"It's the story of their journey trying to find their way home. It stars four kids, but it is not a kids show."
―Jon Watts[9]

Development[]

On May 17, 2022 Vanity Fair reported that a Star Wars series was in development for Disney+, with Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts serving as creator and executive producer. Spider-Man: Homecoming writer Christopher Ford will serve as writer.[3] Later that month, during Celebration Anaheim, the name of the show and further details were revealed, including the casting of Jude Law.[9] Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, the creators of the shows The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, which take place around the same time frame,[9] are serving as executive producers.[1] While filming Spider-Man: No Way Home, Favreau asked Watts if he was interested in directing Star Wars. Instead, Watts pitched his idea for a new series. Favreau called Filoni from Atlanta, and they joined a video call, where Watts pitched his idea.[10]

Filming[]

Filming wrapped up in January, 2023.[11] The first footage for the series was revealed at Celebration Europe in April 2023.[12] On August 12, 2023, Industrial Light & Magic confirmed via its official Twitter account that its studios in Sydney, Australia and Mumbai, India would be contributing to the series' visual effects and animation.[13] According to showrunner Watts, production for the series used a a combination of new and traditional special effects techniques including previsualization, motion capture, stop motion, and matte paintings. Watts and Ford also employed the services of Phil Tippett, who had worked on the original trilogy, to produce stop-motion animation. They also employed a retired ILM painter to produce matte paintings for the show.[14]

Release[]

Skeleton Crew was announced for 2023,[1] before later being moved to 2024.[2]

Episodes[]

Episode Image Title Original Airdate Prod. #
1 Episode 1-1 1-1[4]
2 Episode 1-2 1-2[4]
3 Episode 1-3 1-3[4]
4 Episode 1-4 1-4[4]
5 Episode 1-5 1-5[4]
6 Episode 1-6 1-6[4]
7 Episode 1-7 1-7[4]
8 Episode 1-8 1-8[4]

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Cast

Crew

  • Hyung Joh Wesner – Writer[4]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 TwitterLogo Star Wars (@StarWars) on Twitter (May 26, 2022): "Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, an Original series starring Jude Law, from executive producers Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, is streaming in 2023 only on @DisneyPlus." (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Disney Disney+ is Just Getting Started: Non-stop New Exclusives Coming in 2024 on Disney.co.uk (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: The Rebellion Will Be Televised by Breznican, Anthony on Vanity Fair (May 17, 2022) (archived from the original on May 17, 2022)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Skeleton Crew - WGA Directory on directories.wga.org (May 28, 2023) (archived from the original on May 28, 2023)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 'Star Wars: Skeleton Crew' Announces Cast, Reveals First Look at Star Wars Celebration on Variety (April 7, 2023) (archived from the original on April 7, 2023)
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 SW Celeb Tues Wrap Up Press Blast on Getty Images (April 11, 2023) (archived from the original on January 19, 2023)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Timelines dates the events of "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" and "Chapter 16: The Rescue" to 9 ABY. The events of Chapters 1–16 must therefore also take place in 9 ABY, and the events of Chapters 17–24 must take place around that year as well. As StarWars SWCA 2022: 20 Highlights from Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase on StarWars.com (backup link) states that Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is set in the same time period as The Mandalorian, it must therefore also be set around 9 ABY.
  8. 8.0 8.1 ILMlogo Star Wars: Skeleton Crew on Industrial Light & Magic's official website (backup link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 StarWars SWCA 2022: 20 Highlights from Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase on StarWars.com (backup link)
  10. YouTube Jon Watts Pitched 'Skeleton Crew' To Jon Favreau On The Set Of 'Spider Man' #Shorts on the Entertainment Weekly YouTube channel (backup link)
  11. ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew': Disney+ Series Starring Jude Law Wraps Filming by Tinoco, Armando on Deadline Hollywood (January 22, 2023) (archived from the original)
  12. StarWars SWCE 2023: 11 Highlights from Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase on StarWars.com (backup link)
  13. TwitterLogo Industrial Light & Magic (@ILMVFX) on Twitter (August 12, 2023): "Industrial Light & Magic’s Sydney and Mumbai studios will be contributing visual effects and animation to the highly anticipated new Lucasfilm series starring Jude Law, "Star Wars: Skeleton Crew"." (backup link)
  14. Star Wars: Skeleton Crew Brought Back a Familiar Face From the Original Trilogy Era by Sebastian Peris on GameRant (May 7, 2024) (archived from the original on May 6, 2024)

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