During the Disney earnings call today, Bob Iger revealed some very exciting news on the Star Wars television side of things. He stated that not one, but multiple Star Wars series are in the works for the Disney streaming service. Now this doesn’t mean they are all live-action shows, but I’d bet a handful of them are.
“We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct-to-consumer app. We’ve mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the interties that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn’t completely closed, we can’t be specific about that,” said Iger during an earnings call (via The Hollywood Reporter). “I think you’ll find the level of talent … on the television front will be rather significant as well.”
With Star Wars Rebels wrapping up in less than a month, that makes me wonder if the next animated series will be on Disney XD or a part of the Disney streaming service. That could also mean multiple animated shows could be in production. Similar to how Marvel has more than a few live-action shows currently on streaming services, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get 2-3 live action Star Wars shows. Disney’s streaming service leaves the door open to many ideas; my hope is they’ll finish Star Wars: The Clone Wars on that platform. Hopefully we find out more about the future of Star Wars TV soon!
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