Disney announces a Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

In addition to the anouncement of a new Star Wars movie trilogy from writer/director Rian Johnson, Disney has also announced a brand-new live-action Star Wars TV show.  The show was announced during Disney’s recent earnings call.  CEO Bob Iger also announced new shows based on Monsters Inc. and High School Musical, and an unnamed Marvel series.  All of these will be released through Disney’s upcoming streaming service, which is set to launch in 2019.

Wall Street Journal journalist Ben Fritz reported this from that earnings call.  This is also where Disney announced the new Star Wars film series.

In January last year, a Lucasfilm representative stated that the company had no plans at the time to make a Star Wars live-action TV show–but it looks like plans change.

Star Wars fans may recall that Disney announced a live-action Star Wars show, Underworld, back in 2005.  It was set to take place between Episode III and Episode IV.  George Lucas himself was working on the show, which was billed as “much darker, grittier” and “more character-based,”according to SlashFilm.  Alas, it never happened.

As for the new Star Wars movie trilogy, Johnson is on board to both write and direct the first of the new films. Johnson directed next month’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  No dates have officially been announced for Johnson’s new Star Wars movie trilogy.

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