Lando Calrissian Series Finds New Life With Donald Glover & His Brother Stephen As Writers

Lando Calrissian is returning on Disney Plus!

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Donald Glover and his brother Stephen are set to pen the scripts for Lucasfilm’s much-anticipated Lando Calrissian series, destined to air exclusively on Disney Plus. The development was first reported by Above the Line before being confirmed by multiple trades.

The Lando Calrissian project initially had Dear White People creator Justin Simien attached as its lead creative force. However, Above the Line suggests that Donald and Stephen Glover will now take the helm, steering the Star Wars series independently as the sole writers. The deal was reached before the ongoing WGA strike and the two have not worked on the project since it kicked off on May 2.

Donald Glover made his debut as Lando Calrissian in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Stepping into the role previously immortalized by Billy Dee Williams, Glover delivered a mesmerizing performance that paid homage to the character’s legacy while infusing it with his unique flair. However, Solo fell short of box office expectations, earning $393.2 million worldwide.

The future of Star Wars looks brighter than ever

During Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm made some exciting announcements for the future of the franchise. At the event, Kathleen Kennedy announced that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Dave Filoni and James Mangold are all set to direct their own Star Wars movies. Details about the projects are still scarce, but each one is set during a different time period in the galaxy far, far away.

The announcement of these three new Star Wars movies marks an exciting time for fans of the franchise. With each movie being directed by a different filmmaker, there is sure to be a unique perspective and style brought to each project.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.