As one Star Wars story comes to an end, another prepares to get started: Skeleton Crew is coming to Disney Plus later this year and opens up a whole new corner of the sprawling sci-fi universe.


From the minds of Spider-Man director Jon Watts and his frequent collaborator Christopher Ford, the show will be a coming-of-age story following a group of youngsters growing up in the short-lived days of the New Republic.

Jude Law co-stars as a mysterious Jedi whose identity remains unknown, while The Banshees of Inisherin breakout Kerry Condon also features in an undisclosed role.

The Mandalorian masterminds Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni serve as executive producers on the series, which could potentially help build up to the latter's upcoming movie – tying together threads from across the Star Wars shows on Disney Plus.

Now, we've got our very first footage of Skeleton Crew, released as part of a sizzle reel to celebrate Star Wars Day 2023, to pore over.

Is there a release date for Star Wars: Skeleton Crew?

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew doesn't yet have a specific launch date, but it is expected to be released on Disney Plus in either summer or autumn 2023.

It joins other series set for release this year, including Ahsoka, which will star Rosario Dawson.

Who is in the cast for Star Wars: Skeleton Crew?

Jude Law
Jude Law Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The confirmed cast of Skeleton Crew so far is:

  • Jude Law as a Jedi
  • Kerry Condon
  • Ravi Cabot-Conyers
  • Kyriana Kratter
  • Robert Timothy Smith
  • Ryan Kiera Armstrong
  • Tunde Adebimpe

At Star Wars Celebration in April 2023, it was confirmed that Jude Law will be starring in Star Wars: Skeleton Crew as a Jedi.

Law previously told Variety of joining the Star Wars world: "It was such an important part of growing up, the impact of that film and that world. The way it penetrated and exploded my imagination.

"There are one or two more times every day where I'm walking on set and it hits me like a child. I get awestruck by certain characters that are around me, that I can't say."

Other members of the cast include Kerry Condon, the BAFTA-winning star of The Banshees of Inisherin, and a host of younger actors.

The full list of directors on Skeleton Crew remains a secret, but a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (the duo behind Everything Everywhere All at Once) will helm one episode.

What will the plot of Star Wars: Skeleton crew be?

The Mandalorian season 3.
The Mandalorian season 3. Lucasfilm/Disney Plus

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew will be set in the same timeframe as The Mandalorian.

Watts previously explained of the story: "It’s the story about a group of kids, about 10 years old, from a tiny little planet who accidentally get lost in the Star Wars galaxy. It’s the story of their journey trying to find their way home.”

Dave Filoni teased that the kids are set for a big adventure, but it "might be more than they can handle".

The series has been described as similar to an Amblin adventure, referring to the child-centric adventure movies produced by Steven Spielberg's company in the 1980s, such as ET: The Extraterrestrial and The Goonies.

As for whether the show will cross over with the likes of The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, only time will tell.

Is there a trailer for Star Wars: Skeleton Crew?

While there is no official release just yet, fans at Star Wars Celebration 2023 were treated to a short trailer, focusing on introducing our young group of heroes.

Plus, the first officially released footage landed on Star Wars Day 2023, as part of a sizzle reel celebrating everything coming up from all corners of the galaxy.

Check it out below!

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew will land on Disney Plus this year. To find out what's on telly tonight, check out our TV Guide and Streaming Guide or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub.


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