One of the Star Wars shows that is currently on its way is Skeleton Crew, a coming-of-age story that is set after the events of Return of the Jedi. While the key plot details are being kept under wraps, production has been underway for months with reports that it will conclude by the end of the year.
However, it sounds like the filming of the series is experiencing some behind-the-scenes trouble according to a recent report from Making Star Wars where they claimed that the crew members are experiencing "rough" production issues which led to some of them leaving and being replaced by new people.
They also cited an anonymous crew member who told them that the production of Skeleton Crew is "rougher" than most of the other Star Wars productions combined. Some of them felt so frustrated that they won't work on another Star Wars project again.
The production schedule has also been grueling and the crew members are feeling "underappreciated, disposable, and disrespected." In addition, there were some alleged management shifts and the morale fell "pretty low" for them recently.
So far, Lucasfilm has not made any comments or confirmed the validity of the report. The report also indicated that it is likely that the alleged production issues will not affect the result of the show itself.
It is disappointing to hear that the crew members are experiencing a lot of problems and issues behind-the-scenes which is always not an ideal working environment. While we will never know how it was actually handled, hopefully, the main bosses address the concerns and are doing some action in order to avoid it.
Jon Watts and Christopher Ford created the series and executive produced alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Favreau, and Dave Filoni. Jude Law is confirmed to star.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is slated for release on Disney+ in 2023.