Lando Strikes Back! Donald Glover Teams with His Brother to Pen Latest ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series

Donald Glover is getting back to his Star Wars roots — and he’s bringing his sibling, Stephen Glover, along for the journey! After two and a half years of waiting and workshopping, it has been confirmed that the lead writers for the upcoming Disney+ Lando series will be Donald and Stephen. The former is behind hit shows like Atlanta and Swarm.

As first announced by Over The Line, Donald, 39 and Stephen, 35 are stepping in after Justin Simien left the undertaking. The director of Disney’s recently released Haunted Mansion reboot and creator of Netflix’s Dear White People, Simien, was initially confirmed to lead the project in 2020.

Variety reported that the brotherly duo reached an agreement prior to the ongoing WGA strike. Donald is no more peculiar to the job of Lando. Billy Dee Williams originally played the sultry smuggler, but the Community actor took over in Solo: A Story of Star Wars.

Regarding meeting Williams, Glover told PEOPLE, “He’s like, ‘Just be charming.'” I took what he said and made it more intense.

Stephen has also been working as a screenwriter, co-writing several episodes of Hulu’s Atlanta with his brother. Guava Island, House Party, and even writing for his brother’s Saturday Night Live episode are among his many other projects.

The former tapped writer Simien talked to The Direct just a few days before the announcement about the show’s famously stalled progress.

Simien stated, “I certainly poured my heart into it and spent a lot of time working with them to put together a really great show.” It seems like everyone loves it. What’s more, you know, I was informed we needed to put a respite on it in view of planning, and the following update I got [was in 2020], a long time back. So I don’t know, I don’t know what’s going on. Even though Donald is now regarded as a television magnate and runs his own production company called Gilga, his career has not always been easy. In a recent interview with GQ, he discussed the early stages of his career and the difficulties he encountered while writing for 30 Rock.

Donald stated, “It definitely didn’t feel like I was supposed to be there.” I used to have pressure dreams each night where I was doing cartwheels on the highest point of a New York high rise with different essayists watching me.”