Star Wars' Upcoming Series Reportedly Has Bigger Budget than The Mandalorian

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We all know for a fact that Disney's handling of the Star Wars franchise isn't without flaws and a prime example of it is the polarizing sequel trilogy which ran from 2015 to 2019. Thankfully, the House of Mouse was able to turn things around all thanks to the creation of The Mandalorian. So far, Lucasfilm's Star Wars offerings on Disney+ have all found success and the company is looking to continue the streak.

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Unsurprisingly, since the formula worked so well for The Mandalorian, the franchise has become committed to introducing new stories to the Star Wars universe and one of them is the recently announced Skeleton Crew starring Jude Law.

Key details about the project helmed by Jon Watts remain under wraps and all we know for now is that it will be set post-Return of the Jedi within the MandoVerse timeline as confirmed during the Star Wars Celebration back in May. The show is also set to feature children as lead characters.

Despite its ties to the MandoVerse, Skeleton Crew will differ from the hit Disney+ show in terms of its budget. According to a scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming series has been given a whopping production budget of $136 million which is bigger than The Mandalorian's first season which reportedly cost $100 million.

For comparison, Debora Chow's Obi-Wan Kenobi series was rumored to have only been given a total budget of $90 million which makes Skeleton Crew the costliest Star Wars project on Disney+ to date.

Also Read: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Shockingly Low Production Budget Reportedly Revealed


Of course, a lot of factors may have contributed to the show getting a much larger budget, including inflation but still, $136 million is a huge sum when you think about it.

Skeleton Crew has already begun filming and is expected to premiere sometime in 2023.