After The Mandalorian and Andor, Disney+ is gearing up for another show set in the Star Wars universe with Skeleton Crew. We don’t have an official trailer online, but images from the panel at Star Wars Celebration have leaked, and we get a look at Jude Law’s Jedi master.
This comes from ComicBookMovie’s Jeff Wildling:
I’d made the mistake of overlooking #SkeletonCrew before today, but damn, this show looks insanely good.
Jude Law is playing a Jedi and #TheMandalorian villain Vane makes a brief appearance in the trailer. Count me in! #SWC2023 pic.twitter.com/oI8TW8kQiN
— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) April 7, 2023
We don’t have too many specifics on the story, but the series is said to follow a group of 10-year-old kids who find themselves lost in the Star Wars universe. They’re said to be driving a ship with no one else but themselves and their captain (Law) who is said to be a former Jedi master.
As far as timeline goes, Skeleton Crew is said to take place around the New Republic era, around the same time as The Mandalorian. It’s also been said that the show is inspired by coming-of-age films like Stand By Me and The Goonies, with a touch of Star Wars.
If the premise isn’t enough to tickle your fancy, the show has managed to gather quite an impressive roster of directors including Jon Watts (Spider-Man: No Way Home), David Lowery (The Green Knight), the Daniels (Everything, Everywhere, All at Once), Jake Schreier (Beef), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), and Bryce Dallas Howard (The Mandalorian).
With so much focus on more action-heavy series like Mando on Star Wars, I’m actually excited to watch a coming-of-age adventure set in the universe. Hopefully it won’t be too focused on mining nostalgia, but actually deliver on some meaningful arcs coming from space kids in the world of Star Wars.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is expected to premiere sometime this year on Disney+.