If news of a new Star Wars movie trilogy isn’t enough to satiate your Force appetite, there’s now news that a live-action Star Wars TV series is on the way as part of Disney’s new streaming service.
The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger discussed the topic during a chat with investors, explaining that the new service will house a Star Wars live-action show in addition to small-screen series for Monsters, Inc. and High School Musical. While we all have a lot of love for Monsters, Inc., and we’re sure High School Musical has its fans, clearly the biggest part of this equation is the prospect of further adventures to a galaxy far, far away.
Sadly, no further details are known at this early stage, but the possibilities really are endless when it comes to a Star Wars TV show. Given that there’s so many corners of the galaxy that have been untouched this far, that means there’s so much to potentially explore. Then, of course, there are existing characters and planets that could be delved in to further in such a format.
For the Disney streaming service, that’s due to launch in 2019. The early word is that it will follow a similar setup to Netflix and Amazon Video, although obviously the focus will be more on Disney-driven properties. Given how Disney owns the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that’s one huge pull for the service, as they can snatch back related properties and make them exclusive to their own service. Then, there’s the famed Disney and Pixar work that will be a big selling point to many, not to mention the countless other properties that the House of Mouse has under their umbrella. Even at this early stage, it’s being pegged that the to-be-titled streaming service will have 500 movies from the vast Disney library, plus 7,000 episodes of various Disney-driven TV shows.
As ever, expect more on Disney’s new service and, more importantly to us, this live-action Star Wars series as it continues to develop.