Thursday, November 8, 2018

Details On Disney's New "Star Wars" Series Revealed

Disney's forthcoming streaming service won't launch until late 2019, but details surrounding one of its most highly anticipated TV series have emerged.

Jon Favreau, who is set to write and executive produce an original, live-action scripted Star Wars TV series, on Wednesday revealed that his new show will be called The Mandalorian.

"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic," Favreau shared in a post on his Instagram account.

Disney is developing multiple live-action Star Wars TV series for its upcoming streaming service, which is designed to rival Netflix. The platform will be the exclusive home for Marvel feature films and original series as well as Pixar and other Lucasfilm properties. So far, only Favreau's involvement in one of the Star Wars TV series has been revealed. Wednesday's announcement offers a closer look at just where the new Star Wars TV series fits in with the franchise.

For his part, Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars universe. The actor-director played roles in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Tyler the Creator & Lionel Boyce Ink 1st Look Deal With Sony Pictures TV

Tyler, the Creator and Lionel Boyce have signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures TV via their Bald Face Productions for new scripted and unscripted projects for television and new media. Under the pact, the companies will work together to develop original concepts from Tyler and Boyce, whose credits include The Jellies! and Loiter Squad.

“To be partnering with the creative genius of Tyler, the Creator and Lionel Boyce is a dream come true for us as we’ve long been fans of their work. Tyler’s unconventional ingenuity is unparalleled, and we are excited about the prospect of what we can create together,” said SPT President Jeff Frost.

Boyce & Tyler formed Bald Fade Productions in 2015, writing & developing original film & television content. Boyce, a writer, actor and producer and Tyler, a rapper, producer, writer and director, co-wrote and produced the original animated series, The Jellies! The Adult Swim series follows a family of jellyfish, including their 16-year-old human son Cornell. When Cornell learns that he was adopted at birth, he is shocked by the news and spirals out of control as he tries to “find himself.” The result is he, his family and friends continue to end up in uncanny situations. Tyler also composed the score for the series. Tyler and Boyce also collaborated on Adult Swim’s sketch-comedy series Loiter Squad.

“Sony Pictures Television has been a hub for great TV for many decades & we’re excited to be a part of a place where we will have the resources to develop new ideas,” said Boyce.

“Tacos are great with bar-b-que sauce, I’m excited,” added Tyler.

Season 7 Will Be The Last For Netflix's "Orange is the New Black"

The time has come to say goodbye to another Netflix series. This time it's one of our favorites, "Orange is the New Black." The show recently announced in a tweet that the upcoming seventh season will be its last, and in a video, the cast members expressed what the show and its fans have meant to them as well as how much they're going to miss it.

Orange is the New Black is based on a memoir by Piper Kerman. It premiered in 2013 and it has continued to receive largely positive reviews. Over its six seasons, it has earned over a dozen Emmy nominations and has taken home four wins. The final season is set to debut in 2019, though there's no word yet on an exact date.

The hit series stars Taylor Schilling as Piper, Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Harney and Nick Sandow.