During his appearance at Variety‘s Entertainment & Technology summit, writer/director Jon Favreau touched briefly on how the production crew for The Mandalorian worked towards the goal of having this new live-action TV series look & feel like the theatrical Original Trilogy created by George Lucas.
“For ‘Star Wars,’ the question was how do we make it feel like ‘Stars Wars,’ how can I tell a story set in this particular time…what’s this gritty world?” Favreau began. “The original ‘Star Wars’ movies were a bit more intimate, character driven. In many ways this follows the structure of a television show in that we don’t have an endless budget and it’s served by the scale of the original films which isn’t the big, huge blockbuster movies you see on the big screen all the time. We are using technology that makes best use of that scale and part of what we’re exploring is using game engine, real-time rendering.”
Favreau also commented on the meshing of advancements in technology with creating new entertainment properties. Point your browser here for the full Variety article.
The premiere episode of The Mandalorian (there are a total of eight episodes in Season 1) arrives on Nov. 12 with the launch of the new Disney+ streaming service with subsequent episodes set to be released on a weekly basis. The live-action series which takes place in the official Star Wars timeline about three years after Return of the Jedi has already been greenlit for a second season.