Monday, 17 December, 2018

'Star Wars' to get new TV series starring 'Rogue One' character

Star Wars TV series with Diego Luna as his Rogue One character in the works ‘Rogue One’ Prequel Series In Works For Disney’s Streaming Service, Now Named Disney+
Stacy Diaz | 10 November, 2018, 17:22

Disney wants to move all of its properties - including Disney classics, Pixar movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars films - to its very own streaming platform.

Beyond that, we've heard about a few other shows in the works which will most likely appear on Disney+. Luna said that he's looking forward to reprising the character, and that "this new exciting format will give us a chance to explore this character more deeply".

Clearly, Disney is reacting to Netflix's success as a streaming service, and they see this as a way to bring all their fans together in one place. As we learned in that movie, Cassian spent years with the Rebellion fighting the Empire and dirtied his hands quite a bit, blurring the lines of what it means to be a good guy. The film's original star Diego Luna will topline it as Cassian Andor. The company has also tapped Jon Favreau to write and executive produce another "Star Wars" TV series titled "The Mandalorian", which centers on a "lone gunfighter" and his adventures in the far reaches of the galaxy.

Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service has an official name: Disney+.

According to a report from CNBC, Disney finally announced the name of their upcoming standalone streaming service: Disney+ (Disney Plus).

Disney has announced that it's developing a second Star Wars live-action series for its upcoming streaming service, now officially dubbed Disney+.

So, what adventure (s) will we be going on with a pre-Death Star plan stealing Cassian Andor?

Disney+ launches late next year.

Iger said that even though Disney will need to respect Hulu minority shareholders Comcast and AT&T with respect to any decisions it makes for the service, he sees opportunity to ramp up investment in Hulu and potentially raise prices for the service. Disney's successful acquisition of 21st Century Fox adds another expansive trove of movies and TV shows including channels like FX Networks, not to mention the company's own library of Disney Channel shows and its lineup of Pixar movies. Rogue One was directed by Gareth Edwards, with Tony Gilroy stepping in to help get the movie in shape during reshoots.