The brothers Donald and Stephen Glover will write the “Lando” Disney+ series.
The original writer of the project, Justin Simien, left before the duo signed on to replace him.
Disney announced the “Star Wars” show back in December 2020, alongside several other Disney+ projects like “Ahsoka”.
Lando Calrissian was first introduced in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” where he was played by Billy Dee Williams.
Williams would reprise the role of the smooth-talking smuggler in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” and “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”.
Donald Glover played the role of a younger Lando in Ron Howard’s 2018 “Star Wars” prequel movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.
While the film bombed at the box office, both critics and fans praised the actor’s interpretation of Calrissian.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Simiem explained that the “Lando” project had an uncertain future:
“The last thing I was told was that they loved it but needed to put a pin in it until they could figure out everybody’s availability,” Simien said. “I haven’t investigated further, but I’m not an idiot. I’m not alone in that experience. But I can’t help but wonder, ‘Am I too Black? Am I too queer? And people just don’t want to say that?’ Because it seems like I develop things with these companies and they just never happen for reasons unknown.”
In April, Donald spoke about a possible return to the character with GQ.
“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. 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,” he told GQ.
Both Glover brothers currently have an overall deal at Amazon.
Above the Line first broke this news.