In an Instagram post, Favreau revealed his live-action Star Wars series for the Disney's new streaming service will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe," he wrote, in the style of Star Wars' iconic opening crawls. "The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” As TVLine notes, The Mandalorian is "a reference to a legendary tribe of warriors in Star Wars canon. Bounty hunter Boba Fett, a cult favorite from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, wore Mandalorian armor in honor of the tribe."