New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi has been announced as one of the directors for the Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian.

The Thor: Ragnarok director will direct one episode of the eight-episode Disney series.

Waititi will join other directors such as Dave Filoni, who has worked on previous Star Wars films, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope's Rick Famuyiwa, and Better Call Saul director Deborah Chow.

The Mandalorian. Photo / Disney
The Mandalorian. Photo / Disney

Lucasfilm has been tight lipped on details about the series but earlier this week issued a synopsis revealing more details.

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"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerged in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergency 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."