Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, Number Of Episodes Confirmed
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Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, Lucasfilm Confirms Number Of Episodes!

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BY May 31, 2023

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is the third series that the Lucasfilm studio will release in 2023. This one will be in the same timeline as The Mandalorian series, shortly after the Empire’s end in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. A curious fact revealed about this new saga is the number of chapters this first season presents.

Lucasfilm already revealed the number of episodes in this new production, and something curious since there seems to be a pattern in most of the Star Wars series on Disney+. This is the number of chapters filming since The Mandalorian is less than 10 episodes.  

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew Chapters Details

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew - Neue Serie erschließt 2023 eine sehr spannende Nische Image: Lucasfilm

The Star Wars: Skeleton Crew series will count in this first installment of 8 episodes. This production follows the same line of the so-called Mandoverse because the 3 seasons of The Mandalorian and Ashoka have the same amount of chapters as this new production soon to be released.

According to what Lucasfilm published, most of the episodes of the series were written by Jon Watts, the director in charge of the Spider-Man movies of the Marvel Universe. The only episodes that did not pass through the filmmaker’s pen were 5 and 6, whose narrative was penned by Myung Joh Wesner.

Skeleton Crew follows the same tradition as the rest of the Star Wars series regarding episode direction. Each episode has a different leader, and the distribution applied in this production was as follows: Everything Everywhere All At Once ‘s Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheiner. David Lowery and Jake Schreier will lead the Green Knight. The latter is the new director of the Thunderbolts movie.  

Others who will also have participated in other series episodes will be Bryce Dallas Howard, one of the regular directors in this franchise. In addition, we will have Isaac Chung from Minari in charge of season 3 of The Mandalorian.

One detail that they have yet to confirm so far of these 8 episodes is the length of the episodes. It is a point that has many expectations, considering that it will be the factor that will indicate the actual length of this new series.

What Does this Pattern of Episodes Mean

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That the series Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, The Mandalorian and Ashoka have the same number of episodes is not accidental. In fact, all the series in Disney +, including those of Marvel, have less than 10 chapters. In Star Wars, almost all 8, especially those in the same timeline as The Mandalorian.

Another example of series with less than 10 chapters related to the plot mentioned above would be The Book of Boba Fett, which has 7 chapters in its first season. However, not all of them comply with this principle or pattern, as Andor had its first installment with 12 chapters.

An existing conjecture is that it is a strategy of Disney and Lucasfilm to interconnect all these plots. This stories will lead to the film The Mandalorian, developed by the hand of Dave Filoni. This way, everything would have a connection and coherence for the filming.

A piece of information that Lucasfilm does not reveal yet was Star Wars: Skeleton Crew’s release date. However, there was a leak from the actor and protagonist of this series, Jaleel White. He said the series would be ready to be broadcasted on Disney+ in November or December. He also indicated they should announce the exact launch date in the coming months.

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