The Lando series finally gets a status update

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. /

The previously announced Lando Star Wars series is alive — even if the project itself may not move forward for a while.

According to a recent Variety report, brothers Stephen and Donald Glover have signed on to co-write the show. Justin Simien has apparently left the project, to be replaced by the Glovers.

The Lando series has been on the table since it was announced at Disney Investor Day 2020 — the day that has become infamous for announcing handfuls of projects at once, many of which may never actually happen.

It’s been a long time since Star Wars fans received an update on the series, and even though the above announcement seems small, it’s a refreshing move forward compared to updates provided in recent years. Both Rogue Squadron and Rangers of the New Republic, for example, seem to have met their final end before really getting off the ground.

Donald Glover is best known in the Star Wars franchise for portraying Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, as the film took place many years before Billy Dee Williams’ Lando first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back.

While Donald Glover has not officially signed on to portray Calrissian in the series, it would not be the first time he wrote and starred in the same project. He is best known overall for his series Atlanta.

Though it’s unclear when production will begin on the project, it’s been confirmed it will release exclusively on Disney+ like the other Star Wars TV series that have premiered since the platofrm’s launch in 2019.

Check back here for more updates on the Lando series and more as they become available.

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