The Skeleton Crew creator reveals why the series fits into the Mandalorian timeline

In conversation with EW, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew Creator Christopher Ford explained why the upcoming Star Wars series is a perfect fit The Mandalorian timeline. Ford revealed that the series’ prominence in the New Republic era allowed them to create a coming-of-age story where the child characters are free to explore the galaxy without the limitations of the Empire.

“It’s been a great era for us because as much as the New Republic is trying to bring things back (to peace), it’s kind of a lawless, wild time, so there’s a lot of danger,” Ford said had hired earlier, the kids might have just met the Empire and been shut down. This is more of the galaxy to get lost in.”

What to expect from Skeleton Crew?

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is created and produced by Jon Watts and screenwriter Christopher Ford, who previously worked together on Spider-Man: Homecoming. The series is led by Jude Law as a mysterious Jedi. He will be joined by Kerry Condon, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, Robert Timothy Smith and Tunde Adebimpe.

The series will take place during the events after Return of the Jedi. Inspired by the classic Amblin films of the ’80s, the project previously had the working title Grammar Rodeo, a nod to a Simpsons episode in which Bart runs away for a week in a stolen car.

Also executive producing are Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Kathleen Kennedy. The episodes are directed by Watts, Jake Schreier, Lee Isaac Chung, Bryce Dallas Howard and David Lowery, and filmmaking duo Everything Everywhere All at Once Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

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