Published: Sat, November 10, 2018

Disney plans new Star Wars prequel series for streaming service

Disney plans new Star Wars prequel series for streaming service

Lucasfilm is now in development of a second live-action Star Wars Series for Disney +, the new direct to consumer streaming service of the company.

Characters of Star Wars take part in an event held for the release of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, France, December 17, 2015. The service will have original programming and "unprecedented access" to library titles from the Disney brand itself, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.

We also recently learned that Disney will be making three Star Wars shows.

Jon Favreau is now hard at work on The Mandalorian, but we still don't know who will be running things with this new untitled Cassian Andor series. I don't think Disney will be able, at least in the first few years, to keep up with the streaming network's massive content production.

And Disney revealed on Friday that Tom Hiddleston, 37, will reprise his role as Loki, in a TV series made by Marvel Studios which will air on their new streaming service Disney+. "We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply", the 38-year-old said.

Pricing and availability for Disney+ have not been revealed yet, but the platform is set to launch in the fall of 2019. So long as the series concludes with Luna's character learning about the Death Star and freeing Jyn (or at least with the events that transpire just before this), the plot has room to move in almost any direction. Disney+ streaming serviceAmazon, Netflix et al will soon be joined by a true heavyweight competitor.

Disney+ will mine the Pixar character pantheon to create a new animated series based on the Monster's Inc franchise.

This announcement shows that despite Disney putting a hold, or canceling, many of their projects, they have not put a hold on everything.

Disney+ has been in the works for years as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video have reshaped the digital entertainment landscape. New shows and movies from those franchises will bring in millions of viewers even if they are awful! The same goes for Hulu, of which Disney will own 60% following the Fox deal, and which has yet to launch anywhere outside of the U.S.

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