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New Star Wars series ‘Skeleton Crew’ officially announced

The coming-of-age tale ‘Skeleton Crew’ will debut in 2023 on Disney+.

On Thursday at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm officially announced a new television project entitled Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. The series will star Jude Law and is executive produced by Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau, and Dave Filoni.

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The series was teased in a Vanity Fair piece last week, which gave the following description:

The show takes place during the post–Return of the Jedi reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire, the same as The Mandalorian, but its plot remains a secret. It’s created and executive-produced by director Jon Watts and writer Chris Ford, who made Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel. A casting notice has called for four children, around 11 to 12 years old. Inside Lucasfilm, the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.

If you frequent /r/StarWarsLeaks, then you’ve likely been hearing about this project for a while now under the codename Gramma Rodeo. I’m ashamed to admit that I had no idea this was a Simpsons reference–specifically the episode entitled Bart Goes on the Road–which is one of my favorites. The plot involves Bart, Nelson, Martin, and Milhouse going on a road trip under the pretext of attending the “National Grammar Rodeo” in Canada.

If you’ve seen the episode, then the parallel between a classic 80’s coming-of-age movie and Skeleton Crew‘s plot description is pretty obvious.

The series will begin shooting this summer and debut sometime in 2023 exclusively on Disney+.


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