Vanity Fair Offers New Details on Star Wars TV Projects

Vanity Fair is once again covering Star Wars, but this time it’s for the slew of upcoming television projects!

It’s always a treat when Vanity Fair covers Star Wars. From the incredible images by the incomparable Annie Leibovitz and details on projects directly from the filmmakers involved, it’s certainly a great thing to wake up to. Now, for the first time, they’re covering Star Wars on the small screen.

This morning they revealed their new Star Wars cover, showing off leads from the shows we’ll be seeing soon, while offering tons of new tidbits in their featured article.

I won’t go over everything covered in that article (it’s a very impressive/insightful interview that you should read in full), but here are some interesting nuggets:

Andor is confirmed (once again) to arrive at the end of the Summer and the first season will show how Cassian decided to work for the Rebellion and become a “revolutionary.” The show will also follow Mon Mothma in a parallel story, so it sounds like she’s much more than a side character in the show.

Ahsoka, which is now filming, will debut in 2023 though the plot is being kept tightly underwraps. Funny enough Ewan McGregor confirmed reports that his wife, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is part of the series.

Not much chatter on The Mandalorian season three (though some great tidbits about the writing process), aside from mentioning it will release in late 2022 or early 2023. For what it’s worth, I’ve recently seen some things that lead me to believe Spring 2023 is when we’ll see it…

For The Acolyte (the show I’m most looking forward to), Leslye Headland talked more about how the idea came about and what fans should expect to see. Not many details, but we did get confirmation it’s set about 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace (yay for new timelines/characters!)

Lastly, Lucasfilm confirmed rumors about “Grammar Rodeo” a show in development, which will be a “kid focused” show, created and produced by Spider-Man director Jon Watts (confirming reports from Discussing Film). The codename (which comes from an episode of The Simpsons) was originally reported on by Bespin Bulletin, as a series secretly coming together and ready to start filming this year.

This report followed our exclusive about a kid-focused series that would feel like “Stranger Things in space” regarding the tone; considering Grammar Rodeo is described as a “galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s” I’d say that fits the bill.

Unfortunately, it seems that my wires may have gotten crossed. As I reported this kid series as being set in The High Republic, Vanity Fair reports it is set in the Post-Return of the Jedi era, much like The Mandalorian. So yeah, I gotta take the “L” on that aspect, but it happens. For what it’s worth, I’m fairly certain a High Republic live-action show is still coming at some point.

Again, this is some bare bones breakdown of the MANY great things mentioned in the full article. Hopefully next week’s Star Wars Celebration brings even more clarity on all of these projects.

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