The upcoming Star Wars Disney+ series Skeleton Crew gets California tax incentive reports THR. Skeleton Crew was announced at Star Wars Celebration this year and was of course the long rumored ‘Grammar Rodeo’ show ourselves and some other insiders had been hearing about. Admittedly we didn’t get all the details right, but we did have some correct.
Now we know Skeleton Crew will take place around the current MandoVerse timeline. In other words around 5+ years post-Return of the Jedi. Details remain scarce. However we know the show will star a younger cast of actors, alongside one veteran in Jude Law.
The tax incentives were handed out to various projects from varied Studios.
“The shows — headlined by Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Skeleton Crew and Netflix’s The Residence (produced by Shonda Rhimes) — are on track to spend a total of $713 million in California during production. They’re projected to generate a combined $468.2 million in qualified spending. (defined as wages to below-the-line workers and payments to in-state vendors.)”
THR also claim in their article that Skeleton Crew is being directed by creator Jon Watts. Skeleton Crew is definitely Watt’s baby. However, up until now there has been no mention Watts would actually direct, and not just produce the show. Interesting.
“Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is forecasted to account for the largest qualified spend of the seven series, with nearly $136 million in expenditures during its first season. The show, which was awarded $20.9 million in credits, follows a group of lost kids trying to find their way home. The new addition to the expanding Star Wars universe starring Jude Law and directed by Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts is slated for a 2023 Disney+ release.”
So good news for Disney I guess, they’re going to save a bit of money on Skeleton Crew. Let us know what you think of the news Skeleton Crew gets California tax incentive? Thoughts below, or Discord as always.