Star Wars: Skeleton Crew – Release Date, Plot Summary, and Cast

Star Wars fans eagerly await the premiere of Disney+’s Star Wars: Skeleton Crew in 2023. Here’s what we know so far about this highly anticipated show.

Release Date:

According to reports, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew will be available on Disney+ in early 2023. While an exact release date hasn’t been set, fans can anticipate it to launch within the first few months of 2023.

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Plot Summary:

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew follows the events of Episode I in Return of the Jedi, following a group of scavengers hired by the New Republic to clean up after the destruction of Death Star in Return of the Jedi. As they work through this debris, they come across an intriguing object which leads them on an exciting journey.


Star Wars: Skeleton Crew features both familiar faces and brand-newcomers on its cast list. Here is a list of actors who will appear on the show:

  • Tessa Thompson stars as Kira, the head of the Skeleton Crew. John Boyega stars as Finn, the former Stormtrooper transformed into a scavenger. Oscar Isaac stars as Poe Dameron, Pilot for the New Republic, while Donald Glover portrays Lando Calrissian – legendary smuggler and Kira’s friend.
  • Forest Whitaker stars as Saw Gerrera, a rebel with guns who joins the team on their mission.
  • Lupita Nyong’o stars as Maz Kanata, an old alien who guides the crew.
  • Ming-Na Wen portrays Fennec Shand, an experienced bounty hunter and team member.
  • Benicio Del Toro is a DJ, codebreaker, and slicer who joins the crew in their mission.


Lucasfilm is featuring contemporary visual effects and production design. Directed by Deborah Chow (whose previously directed episodes of The Mandalorian) and written by Jon Favreau (director and writer for both projects), Star Wars: Skeleton Crew will hit theaters this December.

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew promises to be an exciting new entry into the universe, featuring an experienced cast and crew who will bring it alive. Fans must wait until 2023 to discover what this show has in store, yet anticipation has already started building for this highly anticipated series.

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