Lucasfilm has just announced at Star Wars Celebration that the project we knew by the codename Grammar Rodeo is Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, a new live-action series coming to Disney Plus in 2023.
Jude Law will star in it, although no details about the characters have been provided. Casting has been underway for a few months now.
Here’s the official tweet from the Star Wars Twitter account:
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. pic.twitter.com/cEP3uXO4Aw
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 26, 2022
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew was introduced by Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man director Jon Watts, alongside Spider-Man: Homecoming writer Chris Ford. It will follow a group of kids “who get lost in the galaxy” around the time of The Mandalorian and other post-Return of the Jedi spinoff series.
As previously reported, the series will have strong Amblin vibes, with executive producer Dave Filoni saying it’s “as much for kids as The Clone Wars“. Indeed, the animated series that marked the beginning of Filoni’s Star Wars journey was pretty violent and dark at times, especially as time went on, so we shouldn’t expect a kiddy tone from this one either.
Here’s the first piece of concept art they shared with the audience:
If you want to get the full rundown on everything that has dropped during Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase panel, click here. Stay tuned to Star Wars News Net for more news and updates from Star Wars Celebration in the coming days.