Star Wars announced on Wednesday that a brand new series will be coming to Disney+ beginning May 4 (Star Wars day!): an eight-episode documentary series called Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.
Additionally, the series finale of The Clone Wars will release on May 4, which is a Monday, rather than its usual Friday release schedule.
I’m honestly far more intrigued by getting to see the conclusion to TCW a few days earlier, but this Mandalorian project sounds really cool too. It will be a weekly series that covers the making of the well-received show, which was the first ever Star Wars live-action series. Showrunner Jon Favreau will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, with each episode focusing on a different aspect of it. Here are the topics that the Star Wars website mentioned would be included:
“Topics this season include the filmmaking process, the legacy of George Lucas’s Star Wars, how the cast brought the characters to life, the series’ groundbreaking technology, the artistry behind the show’s practical models, effects, and creatures, plus the creative influences, the iconic score, and connections to Star Wars characters and props from across the galaxy.”
That sounds really cool. I’m a big fan of learning about the behind-the-scenes process of making Star Wars, and I love documentaries about the making of the films. So I’m super excited to see this one.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will span eight episodes and, after releasing the first episode on May 4, will release every Friday on Disney+.