While we wait for break between Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, aka the end of the Skywalker saga, and the next Star Wars film from the Game of Thrones creators, there are other Star Wars productions to get excited about. We know of two live-action television series that have been announced for the Disney+ streaming service. Today, Disney CEO confirmed that a third series may also be in consideration.
The first show is “The Mandalorian,” starring Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, and Carl Weathers. The old west inspired series will be here this year and a show following a the rebellion’s spy Cassian Andor, who was in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Since he died in that this will obviously follow his escapades as a spy leading up to the events of that film.
While speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that it’s likely at least one more live-action Star Wars series is in the works for Disney+. “My guess is there will probably be one more, at least one more, live-action series that we produce for Disney+,” said Iger. Indications from Iger are that this third show could come before the next movie in 2022.
That’s not unexpected. Just like the new trilogy from Game of Thrones creators, there’s a lot of time to be explored in the Star Wars galaxy and a variety of genres to take on. A police procedural set in the early days of the Galactic Republic? Maybe. A ‘Jedi Academy’ series showing young padawans going through training and puberty. Maybe. A Relic Hunter who tracks down artifacts that are strong in The Force. Maybe. The list goes on and on.
Maybe Lucasfilm wants to revisit some of those ideas for stand alone films, like Kenobi, and see if they’ll work as a mini-series instead.