Famed visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic is expanding into TV shows, beginning with the first Star Wars live-action TV show The Mandalorian.
ILM is known as one of the biggest visual effects companies in the world, most recently working on projects like Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One, Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The company was founded by George Lucas and grew its reputation when it produced the groundbreaking visual effects for Star Wars.
The company was purchased by Disney when it scooped up Lucasfilm in 2012.
Jon Favreau is leading The Mandalorian, a brand new show that will reportedly include multiple guest directors such as Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
It won’t be anything like a regular TV show. It comes with a budget of $100 million for ten episodes, putting it on the same level as Game of Thrones.
The Mandalorian will debut in 2019 when Disney’s streaming service launches.