There has been a switch-up in the planned Lando Calrissian Star Wars series at Disney+.
According to a new report, Donald Glover and his brother, Stephen, have signed on to write the limited series, which has been in the works since 2020.
Dear White People director Justin Simien was initially attached to pen the series but is no longer with the project.
It is still unclear if Donald Glover will reprise his version of the character that he played in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story.'
While speaking with GQ back in April, the Atlanta star shared that he’s open to the possibility of returning.
“I would love to play Lando again. It’s a fun time, being him. It just has to be the right way to do it. Time is precious. The past couple of years, this pandemic shit, it really had people experience time… People realize their time is valuable. You only get so much,” he said I’m not interested in doing anything that’s going to be a waste of my time or just a paycheck. I’d much rather spend time with people that I enjoy. It just has to be the right thing, and I think it could be. Lando is definitely somebody I like to hang out with.”
When news first broke of the Lando Calrissian limited series in December 2020, it was announced that Simien was attached to the project.
However, that is no longer the case as Variety confirms that Simien has exited the series.
A timeline for production is unclear.
As Variety notes, Simien’s exit and the Glovers’ attachment took place before the writers’ strike.
Stephen Glover, who wrote on all four seasons of Atlanta, also co-wrote the recent House Party remake.