Disney and Lucasfilm are creating a live-action TV series set in the Star Wars universe.
The new TV series is intended for Disney’s in-development streaming service production and is set to launch sometime in 2019.
According to reports, Disney announced the new series during its quarterly earnings call, the same call in which it announced The Last Jedi director Ryan Johnson will oversee a brand new Star Wars trilogy of films separate from the main Skywalker saga.
Details surrounding the Star Wars TV series were disclosed. Iger also announced that Disney’s streaming service will also feature TV versions of Monsters, Inc. and High School Musical.
Disney is considering licensing the programming from other production companies on the streaming service along with their original programming. While no pricing has been set, the current plan is to offer streaming service for less than the price of Netflix, which is now $11 per month.
“Our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is,” said Iger on the company’s Q4 earnings call. “That is in part reflective of the fact it’ll have less volume.”What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.