Star Wars icon George Lucas goes behind the scenes of new live-action TV show The Mandalorian

George Lucas may have created the entire Star Wars franchise, but he’s shown that he’s still keen to get involved on ground level – he’s been pictured visiting the set of upcoming live-action series The Mandalorian.

The Star Wars spin-off is currently filming and the show’s writer and executive producer Jon Favreau was clearly delighted to receive a visit from Lucas himself while working on it.

Favreau posted a photo of himself with Lucas on a cantina set to his Instagram feed, captioning it “Birthday Surprise” – as Favreau happened to be celebrating his birthday on the day.

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He then shared another photo of the pair on a different set with Dave Filoni, who is directing the first episode of the series.

The Mandalorian is set between Star Wars Episodes VI and VII – Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens – and will follow “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”.

The show will focus on a new Mandalorian following the enduring popularity of franchise characters Jango and Boba Fett, who were also Mandalorians.

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Interestingly, the term Mandalorian has never actually been used in any of the movies so far.

A host of big-name directors have been lined up to work on the show, including Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

It’s apparently going to be one of the most expensive TV shows of all time, with costs reportedly adding up to $10 million per episode.

The Mandalorian is set to feature on Disney’s upcoming steaming platform.

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