Things certainly haven’t gotten off to a good start for the upcoming Disney streaming service series The Mandalorian. Reports are coming in that the set was burglarized over night, and that the camera department was the target.
Lucasfilm is trying to determine if any major secrets were included in any of the equipment stolen. This could be very damaging if the information hits before the series has an official trailer out.
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A police investigation has been launched into a theft on the set of the new “Star Wars” TV series, and Lucasfilm is scrambling to make sure no major secrets to the show have been compromised.
Sources close to production tell The Blast all hell broke loose after a bunch of expensive equipment went missing from the set of Jon Favreau‘s “The Mandalorian” while shooting at a studio in Manhattan Beach. We’re told the working theory is that the gear was stolen overnight while the set was dark.
We’re told the buzz among the crew is that the stolen equipment was from the camera department, and production is extremely worried a memory card containing sensitive information may have been jeopardized.
Both Lucasfilm and police have launched investigations to try and locate the missing gear, and our sources say the main crew members grilled during the initial probe were those that deal with the cameras.
An official for the Manhattan Beach Police Department confirmed that their officers responded to the theft call around 11 AM and the situation is under investigation.
About The Mandalorian:
The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). It will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.