“Multiple” Star Wars series being lined up for Disney streaming service

If you follow the media industry, you’ll know Disney are launching their own rival to Netflix next year.

It’ll be a streaming service and include brand new original content.

Now Disney boss Bob Iger has revealed the new service will “a few” Star Wars series are in the works for the platform.

“We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct-to-consumer app,” Iger revealed.

“We’ve mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the entities that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn’t completely closed, we can’t be specific about that. I think you’ll find the level of talent… on the television front will be rather significant as well.”

 

Meanwhile, Lucasfilm has announced that the creators of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films for the company which are separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the previously announced trilogy that is in development from Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honoured by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

 

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