Deborah Chow becomes the first woman to direct live-action Star Wars!

With the release of Chapter 3 of The Mandalorian, director Deborah Chow made history by becoming the first woman to direct live-action Star Wars.

Chow directed the third episode of season one as well as the seventh episode, while Bryce Dallas Howard directed the fourth episode. Chow did a fantastic job directing this episode (it was my favorite one yet!), and I think it’s pretty cool knowing that this Star Wars live-action was directed by a woman!

Additionally, Chow has been tasked with helming the Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action show for Disney+, and seeing her work on The Mandalorian has me even more excited for that than I already was.

The Mandalorian has been incredible through three episodes, and I can’t wait to see where Disney+ can continue to grow the Star Wars brand. We already know that this show has been renewed for a second season (which is filming now!), there’s a Cassian Andor show in the works, and the Obi-Wan Kenobi show helmed by Chow will begin filming sometime next year! I’m sure there are other projects in the work too that haven’t been announced, but I can’t wait to see how Disney+ continues to expand the Star Wars storytelling potential – and that includes giving a variety of people the chance to direct Star Wars, which is really cool!

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