A Disney+ series based on the iconic Star Wars character Lando Calrissian has been in development for some time, but according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, they’re still waiting on Donald Glover to be ready.
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“You need to ask Donald,” Kennedy said during an interview with CinemaBlend when asked about the status of the Lando series. “He’s the one that holds all the cards here. But there’s no movement. I will say that honestly. But it’s not for lack of trying. It’s just that he’s a very busy guy … He’s got another series, and I think one other thing, and then he’ll come our way. So patiently waiting.”
Although Glover was never officially revealed to be starring in the planned series, he did star as Billy Dee Williams’ character in the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story, and received praise for his turn as the character. However, it seems as if Glover’s busy schedule is standing in the way of the series entering any further stages of development.
The Lando Calrissian series was initially announced back at a Disney Investors Day presentation in 2020, with screenwriter Justin Simien (Dear White People) tabbed with developing the series. Since then, however, no real details on the series have been made public, so it’s unclear just how far along the company is in developing the show.
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As for other projects in the works, Glover’s FX series Atlanta recently saw its third season end earlier this year, with the fourth and final season set to premiere in the fall of 2022. He’s also developing a series based on the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith for Amazon Prime Video, a series in which he’ll also star in the lead role for.