Live action Star Wars TV announced by Disney chief Bob Iger
A live action Star Wars television series will be coming to Disney’s new streaming services in 2019.
During an earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that a new live action Star Wars TV series is being developed. The show is due to debut in 2019 on a new Disney streaming service that the company has planned. Iger confirms the news around the 13 minute 30 second mark in the conference audio.
Before Disney acquired Lucasfilm, George Lucas and Rick McCallum had been working a live action TV series with the title Star Wars: Underworld. Although around fifty scripts had been written, the Lucasfilm team could not find a way to produce the show at a budget that would be realistic for television. The new series that was announced today is unlikely to be based on the abandoned Underworld project.
As well as the new TV show, a new Star Wars movie trilogy with Rian Johnson at the helm has been announced.
The LEGO Group have been mining the new movies and Rebels, along with the classic and prequel trilogies, for product inspiration – and it seems there will be plenty more designs to choose from going forward.
LEGO sets based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi are available now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on December 14 in the UK and December 15 in the USA.