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03/08/2018 02:42 pm ET

Jon Favreau Tapped To Write And Produce Live-Action 'Star Wars' Series

He has already been involved with the franchise's animated TV show.

Actor and producer Jon Favreau has signed up to write and executive produce a live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney’s new streaming service, Lucasfilm announced Thursday. 

Fans of the franchise are already familiar with Favreau: He voiced a character in the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated TV series and has a role in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” due out May 25.

“If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the ‘Star Wars’ universe, I wouldn’t have believed you,” Favreau said, according to a release from Lucasfilm. 

He is also no stranger to Disney. Favreau previously directed and produced “The Jungle Book” in 2016 and is now working on a live-action version of “The Lion King.”

The unnamed “Star Wars” series does not yet have a release date. Here’s hoping it’s better than the last time “Star Wars” did live-action TV: the infamous holiday special

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