Disney Announces Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series

It’s official: a live-action Star Wars television series is finally in development and is set to air on Disney’s untitled streaming service that’s coming in 2019.

Disney’s Bob Iger broke the news during the company’s quarterly earnings call and revealed that the streaming service is also going to be the home of another original series from Marvel along with TV adaptations of Monsters, Inc. and High School Musical.

Iger said the following to say while making the announcement:

“Our advantage as a company is to take advantages that exist out there for good television and take advantage of it.”

The company announced its plans to launch a streaming this past August and revealed that it would be pulling all of its movies (from Marvel to Lucasfilm to Pixar projects) from Netflix by the end of 2019. At the time, Iger called the new endeavor “a strategic shift in the way we distribute our content.”

No further details about the Star Wars TV series are available at this time, so make sure to stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the project.

8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See

May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.

Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.

Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!

Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.