With so many Star Wars shows on the way and in development, it’s exciting to see which eras of the Star Wars universe are being explored next. It’s equally exciting to see which talented filmmakers will be attached to each respective project. One such filmmaker, Jon Watts, recently revealed that he was working on a new Star Wars project. Now that project has been officially titled.
The new series will focus on a group of kids with an average age of 10-years-old, but as noted by Jon Watts via Total Film, “it’s not a kids show.” It appears that the group of kids end up on a spaceship which takes them on an adventure throughout the galaxy.
As for the title, it’s been revealed that Jon Watts’ Star Wars project will be called “Skeleton Crew.”
As of this writing, the only other details we know so far is that Jude Law has joined the cast and that it will take place during the timeline of The Mandalorian. Fans will already know, The Mandalorian takes place a few years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Disney Plus already released The Book of Boba Fett which similarly takes place in this time period and we’ll continue to see it explored with next year’s Ahsoka series. With that in mind, it seems likely that the upcoming Star Wars series Skeleton Crew will continue to connect with these different properties.
The series is created and executive-produced by director Jon Watts and writer Chris Ford. Hopefully we’ll have more details on the project soon. With the suggestion that it will emulate the same type of tone seen in 1980’s Amblin films like The Goonies, this could be a very interesting and unique take on the traditional Star Wars story. Fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for further updates as we have them.