Bringing Live-Action Star Wars To TV: Favreau and Filoni
Of course, Star Wars highlighted Disney’s Drive-In Series. Lucasfilm’s Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni headlined the August 13th event; a night dedicated to The Mandalorian.
The pair of showrunners reflected on the series first-season success and also on the show’s 15 Emmy nominations.
Disney Drive-In Series: The Mandalorian
Pete Hammond, who moderated the Q & A wrote:
There was no doubt about [the excitement] at the Disney Drive-In series presented by Deadline that took place [Wednesday night] at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; cars packed in to see the first two episodes play on the giant screen, preceded by a conversation I moderated with executive producer/creator Jon Favreau and executive producer/director Dave Filoni, the latter no stranger to Star Wars fans as the creative force behind Star Wars animated hits The Clone Wars and Rebels. Everyone got dinner, a souvenir photo in their car in front of the ‘drive and repeat’ Mandalorian sign, as well as a Baby Yoda (!).
Favs & Dave On The Mandalorian
Favreau explained the M.O. behind the Mandalorian:
“We wanted to really wind it back to the things that inspired the original Star Wars and really get it small in scale and tell simple stories… and it was nice, with the new medium, to be able to start with a new set of characters to introduce a new audience.”
And Filoni spoke about his own switch from animation to live-action:
“It’s a shift, for sure, and…I really got interested in, you know, seeing if I could do it from working with George [Lucas] and listening to his stories and his experience.
Of course, Hammond’s long-form article contains much detail from Favreau and Filoni and the full video interview. Read and watch on Deadline.com.