“Star Wars: Lando” Progress Still Unclear


Back in late 2020 came a Disney Investor Day conference during which several announcements were made, including an “Ahsoka” TV series (set to premiere next month) to the subsequently scrapped “Rangers of the New Republic” show.

At the time also came the announcement of “Lando,” a TV series in early development about the Lando Calrissian character played by Billy Dee Williams in the original trilogy.

That project had “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien attached and was expected to see actor Donald Glover reprising the role he played in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.

Three years later, there’s been no real update on the project beyond comments from Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy earlier this year saying it was “still happening”.

Out promoting the new “Haunted Mansion” movie which he directed, Simien tells The Direct he’s as much in the dark as everyone else at this time:

“I certainly poured my heart and spent a lot of time working with them to put together a really great show. It feels like everybody loves it. And, you know, I was told we had to put a pause on it because of scheduling, and the next update I got [was in 2020], some years ago. So I don’t know, I have no idea what’s going on with it.”

Glover himself told GQ earlier this year he’d love to play the role again and “Lando is definitely somebody I’d like to hang out with.”

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