Sources have reportedly told the folks over at That Hashtag Show information pertaining to Star Wars artist Doug Chiang and designer Andrew L. Jones being added to the production team for Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Was live-action series.
We can confirm that Favreau has enlisted the help of veteran Star Wars artist Doug Chiang and Andrew L. Jones, with whom he worked on The Jungle Book, to create the look for the series.
Chiang, who recently served as the production designer on Rogue One, has also done concept and design work on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and The Force Awakens, giving him some unique insight into the pre-existing design of the Star Wars universe. In addition to working with Favreau on The Jungle Book, Jones has worked as the art director on Avatar, Green Lantern, Oz the Great and Powerful and Alice in Wonderland and also worked as an assistant art director on Beowulf, meaning he’ll have plenty of experience working with CG characters which will certainly feature prominently in the series.
Favreau’s series, which will be set in the official timeline about 3 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, will feature a cast of all-new characters and planets and is slated to debut for consumer consumption sometime next year on Disney’s new streaming service.