Donald Glover & Stephen Glover To Write Lando Series


In a galaxy far, far away, Donald Glover is set to reprise his role as the charismatic Lando Calrissian, not just on screen, but behind the scenes as well. According to an exclusive report by Above the Line, Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover are now writing the Lando series for Disney+. The Glover brothers are taking over from Justin Simien, the director of Haunted Mansion, who was initially attached to the project.

Donald Glover first donned Lando’s iconic purple cloak in Ron Howard’s 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story. The character of Lando Calrissian, originally portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the original Star Wars trilogy, is a smooth-talking smuggler with a heart of gold. Now, the Lando Star Wars series is set to explore more of this beloved character’s story.

The Journey of the Lando Series


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A Change in the Creative Team

The Lando series was first announced by Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy back in December 2020 as part of Disney Investor Day. At the time, there was no confirmation on whether Donald Glover or Billy Dee Williams would be returning as Lando. However, it now seems clear that Donald Glover will not only be reprising his role but also penning the script alongside his brother Stephen.

The Departure of Justin Simien

Justin Simien, who was initially attached to the Lando project, has since stepped away to focus on his directing duties for Haunted Mansion. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Simien expressed uncertainty about his involvement with the Lando series, stating that he was “attached, I think, but I don’t really know.”

The Glover Brothers’ Involvement


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A Dynamic Duo

The Glover brothers are no strangers to collaboration. They have previously worked together on Donald’s acclaimed FX series Atlanta, which earned Stephen two Emmy nominations. Stephen also received an Emmy nod for his work on Saturday Night Live and wrote the recent House Party reboot with Jamal Olori. The brothers also collaborated on Prime Video’s acclaimed series Swarm and Amazon’s 55-minute movie Guava Island.

A Top-Secret Project

The Glovers’ involvement with the Lando series has been kept under wraps for months. They signed on to the project before the WGA strike and have not performed any work on the series since writers took to the picket lines on May 2. Their take on the Lando series is said to have Lucasfilm brass excited.

The Legacy of Lando Calrissian


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Lando Calrissian is a beloved character in the Star Wars universe, known for his charm, wit, and resourcefulness. While Solo: A Star Wars Story was not a box office hit, it was well-received by fans, and the character of Lando was a standout. The prospect of a spinoff series centred around Lando has long excited fans and studio executives alike.

Final Thoughts on Donald Glover and the Lando series


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The Lando series promises to be an exciting addition to the Star Wars universe, with the Glover brothers at the helm. While there is currently no news on when the series will be available to stream on Disney+, the project appears to be in early development. As we eagerly await more updates on this exciting project, one thing is clear: the adventures of Lando Calrissian are far from over. So, whether you’re a longtime fan of Star Wars or a newcomer to the franchise, prepare for a thrilling journey. The Lando series is coming, and it promises to be every bit as entertaining, adventurous, and unforgettable as the character that inspired it.

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