The Indiana Jones series from Disney Plus is expected to revolve around Abner Ravenwood.
A recent report revealed that Disney and Lucasfilm are looking to make a new live-action series set within the world of the Indiana Jones franchise. Now, TheWrap brings word that the project currently focuses on a young version of Abner Ravenwood, the father of Karen Allen’s Marion Ravenwood and mentor of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones.
According to TheWrap, Disney and Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones series is being envisioned as a prequel to 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. The project, which is still in early development, would see Abner Ravenwood mentoring a group of young archeologists.
Harrison Ford is set to return as Indiana Jones for a new movie from Ford v Ferrari and Logan helmer James Mangold. Ford has stated that the yet-to-be titled feature is his final one as Indiana Jones, but Disney is hoping to keep the franchise alive through other projects.
Indiana Jones and his history on TV
If a television series ends up moving forward, Indiana Jones would be returning to the small screen for the first time since the 1990s. The character was previously the face of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on ABC, as well as four television specials from the Family Channel, the network that is now known as Freeform. Harrison Ford made an apppearance in one episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which also starred Sean Patrick Flanery, Corey Carrier and George Hall, with the four actors playing the titular hero across various stages of his life.
In addition to Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones 5 also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Toby Jones. James Mangold co-wrote the script alongside Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently slated to hit theaters on June 30, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the movie and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!