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Lando Calrissian Series from Justin Simien Announced at Disney+ 'Investor Day'

The 'Dear White People' creator's second film 'Bad Hair' was also lauded as a 'runaway success' on Disney's Hulu service during the presentation.

Lando, based on the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi scoundrel Lando Calrissian is in the works, per Lucasfilm Boss Kathleen Kennedy.

Justin Simien, the creator of Dear White People and Hulu Original Bad Hair is creating the series and previewed his vision during the announcement with a sizzle reel of Star Wars footage set to jazz. This will be the filmmaker's second major project with Disney after the debut of his horror / satire Bad Hair, earlier this year.

Details about the series are scarce, but a post from Simien's instagram page suggests the filmmaker's desire to find a "home planet" in a galaxy where few Black characters currently exist.


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