Date: 27th May 2022
Jude Law has been announced as the star of "Star Wars: Skeleton Crew", the new "Star Wars" series executive produced by "Spider-Man: No Way Home" director Jon Watts.
Teased by Vanity Fair earlier this month, the live-action series will be titled Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, with two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law set to star, it was announced Thursday during the Star Wars Celebration 2022’s Lucasfilm Studio Showcase.
Jon Watts was on hand at the Star Wars Celebration expo to reveal the show’s official title and Law’s casting. He says the series "stars four kids but is not a kids show" and has previously been compared to 1980s Amblin Entertainment coming of age features in tone.
The description they gave was, "The show takes place during the post–’Return of the Jedi’ reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire, the same as ‘The Mandalorian,’ but its plot remains a secret. It’s created and executive-produced by director Jon Watts and writer Chris Ford, who made ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ for Marvel. A casting notice has called for four children, around 11 to 12 years old. Inside Lucasfilm, the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the '80s."
Source: Press Release