Bob Iger Reveals That Multiple Star Wars Shows Are In Development For Disney’s Streaming Service
As if today’s big reveal about the Game Of Thrones showrunners looking to work on a new series of Star Wars films wasn’t enough, Disney CEO Bob Iger has just confirmed that multiple shows based on the Star Wars franchise will be coming exclusively to their new streaming service.
Disney is holding it’s usual First Quarter conference call, and with it comes another big surprise as Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that a handful of Star Wars shows are being developed for the service:
Disney is developing “not just one but a few Star Wars series” for next year’s Disney SVOD service, says Bob Iger. “The level of talent will be rather significant.”
— Ben Fritz (@benfritz) February 6, 2018
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It should be clarified that these are shows and not movies, meaning that there currently aren’t plans to make direct-to-streaming movies for the service. But this is certainly great news – we already knew that a live-action television series was in development for the streaming service, but this presumably means that we’ll be getting another animated series along the way – likely even more than one. Between the ongoing acquisition of Fox’s assets and the sheer amount content that’s being developed, it’s becoming clear that Disney is about to become a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the realm of streaming – Netflix and Amazon, watch out!
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.