Director Deborah Chow Makes History For Women With ‘The Mandalorian’

Director Deborah Chow Makes History For Women With ‘The Mandalorian’
Ryan General
By Ryan General
November 25, 2019
Since making its debut on November 12, Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” on the Disney+ has been generating quite a buzz among Star Wars fans.
Set in the Star Wars universe, the series is shaping up to be a massive hit on the recently launched streaming service. According to the show’s plot description, “The Mandalorian” takes place five years after the events of “Return of the Jedi” and follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic.
Fans have been especially raving about the third episode titled “The Sin,” which was helmed by filmmaker Deborah Chow.
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Chow has previously directed episodes from hit shows “American Gods,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “Better Call Saul,” “Snowfall,” “Mr. Robot,” and “Jessica Jones,” among others. Chow also directed the seventh episode for “The Mandalorian,” which will air on December 18.
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Chow, who just became the first woman to direct a live-action Star Wars production, is now among the few filmmakers who have done so in the 42 years that the film franchise has existed.
So far, the list of Star Wars directors includes creator George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, J.J. Abrams, Ron Howard, Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson, and also Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, and now Chow, who directed the first three episodes of “The Mandalorian.”
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Chow has also been tapped to direct the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+. The upcoming six-part series, which will have Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the Jedi Master, is set to begin filming in July 2020.
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