The upcoming live-action TV series, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, looks to be a fascinatingly unique show, but what is known about it so far?
The latest addition to the lineup of Star Wars live-action TV shows, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, features a novel premise and an all-star cast and crew, but not much is known about it thus far. The series will take place near the timeline of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, but it appears to be moving away from their underworld setting. Instead, Skeleton Crew will feature a cast of young new characters who find themselves in a perilous situation rarely seen in the Star Wars franchise.
Live-action television has been incredibly successful for the Star Wars franchise. Since its pilot episode, it wasn’t long before The Mandalorian became the face of Star Wars, with the adventures of Din Djarin and Grogu (“Baby Yoda”) captivating longtime fans and drawing in new ones. While upcoming Star Wars films are few and far between, the franchise has numerous TV projects lined up.
Skeleton Crew’s creators will include Jon Watts and Chris Ford of Spider-Man: Homecoming fame, as well as Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau in producer roles. The series will star Jude Law in an unannounced role as part of an ensemble cast. The series is set in 9 ABY, five years after Return of the Jedi, and comments from Jon Watts indicate that it may be one of the Star Wars franchise’s darker stories.
Skeleton Crew Is Not For Kids
Watts claims that, although a group of four children will be part of Skeleton Crew’s cast, it is not a “kids show.” Star Wars is typically seen as a family-friendly franchise, telling simple stories with complicated characters and a narrative delivery that respects its viewers enough for adults to appreciate. Although Watts’ statement doesn’t guarantee that Skeleton Crew is necessarily a dark series, it implies that the show will feature more violent and potentially-upsetting moments than most Star Wars properties.
Skeleton Crew Story: What It’s About
Watts has described Skeleton Crew as a coming-of-age story about four children from a “tiny little planet” who become lost in the vastness of space. Watts further elaborates that the series will show a unique point of view for a Star Wars story, perhaps showing adventures on a far smaller scale than usual, not unlike the Legends continuity’s Ewok movies. Given Skeleton Crew’s place on the Star Wars canon timeline, the galaxy will be in a rather chaotic state, making the adventure even more perilous for the protagonists.
Skeleton Crew Cast
The only known cast member of Skeleton Crew is Jude Law. Given that the protagonists are said to be children, Law may be their adult caretaker, such as their father, the pilot of whatever vessel they become lost in, or even a droid who looks after them. The cast of children themselves has yet to be announced.
Skeleton Crew’s Predicted Release Date
There is no set premiere date for Skeleton Crew, but it will release sometime in 2023. The Mandalorian season 3 is already announced to release in February with Ahsoka season 1 to come sometime later in the year. If the latter is released during the spring and summer of 2023, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew may be planned for a fall or winter release date that year.
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