The success of The Mandalorian is about to see the Star Wars TV universe take off in a big way. According to Disney, ‘the next few years’ will see nine brand new shows debuting on its streaming service, alongside another season of The Mandalorian.
What will this mean for LEGO fans? Well, we probably won’t see sets based on every show here, but at least a few of them could dictate the direction of the LEGO Star Wars theme for the foreseeable future.
Here’s the complete rundown of every series you can expect to see on Disney+ over the next few years, along with everything we know so far.
This live-action series will see Rosario Dawson reprising her role from Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Dave Filoni is on writing duties, while Jon Favreau will join him to executive produce. Expect more Mando-style action and adventure as a result. There’s no date for this one yet.
Billed as a ‘spy thriller’ created by Tony Gilroy – the writer of Star Wars: Rogue One, and the man responsible for its last-minute reshoots – Andor will follow the continuing adventures of Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. It will arrive on Disney+ in 2022, with a cast including Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. Production is currently underway.
First announced at D23 Expo in August 2020, this ‘special event series’ will follow Obi-Wan Kenobi 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. We already know Ewan McGregor is back as the esteemed Jedi Master, but the big news is that Hayden Christensen will also be reprising his role as Darth Vader. Deborah Chow will direct the series, which doesn’t have a release date at the moment.
Disney hasn’t revealed much about this event series based on the galaxy’s second-most iconic scoundrel, Lando Calrissian – including whether Billy Dee Williams or Donald Glover (or both!) will return. Dear White People creator Justin Simien is in the driving seat, though, so we can expect good things.
Rangers of the New Republic
Star Wars is certainly keeping Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni busy at the moment. As well as The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, they’re also working on Rangers of the New Republic, a live-action series set within the timeline of The Mandalorian. Will Filoni get a bigger role as an X-wing pilot? We’ll have to wait and see, but the series will reportedly ‘intersect with future stories’ before culminating in a ‘climactic story event’. No word yet on when that will be.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
This animated series will focus on – you guessed it – The Bad Batch, a group of elite and experimental Clone Troopers introduced in Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s set after that galactic conflict, as the squad try to find meaning in their lives by taking on mercenary missions. It’s coming to Disney+ at some point in the unspecified future.
Star Wars: Visions
This anthology series will bring 10 short films to Disney+, each offering a fresh take on Star Wars through the eyes of Japanese anime creators and studios. Expect something totally different for the Star Wars universe.
Leslye Headland, creator of Netflix’s Russian Doll, is helming this mystery-thriller series for Disney+. The Acolyte will apparently focus on ‘a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers’. It’s set in the final days of the High Republic era, approximately 100 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, so we could see some familiar faces. There’s no release date yet.
A Droid Story
Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light & Magic are teaming up for this one-off special, which will introduce a new hero to the Star Wars universe. The title refers ton the dynamic droid duo of C-3PO and R2-D2, who will apparently be guiding this mysterious new character.
Season 2 has almost wrapped up on Disney+, and Season 3 is currently in production. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to see Mando and Grogu back on the small screen: the next season of The Mandalorian will arrive on Disney+ around Christmas 2021.
Lucasfilm has also announced two new Star Wars movies, including a Rogue Squadron film from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.