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Disney is developing “a few” Star Wars TV series for its streaming service

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

“Fresh off of news that Game of Thrones creators/showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would be creating a new trilogy of Star Wars feature films, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors Tuesday that the company is developing more than one Star Wars TV series.

“We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct to consumer app. We’ve mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the interties that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn’t completely closed, we can’t be specific about that,” he said during an earnings call Tuesday. “I think you’ll find the level of talent … on the television front will be rather significant as well.”

Iger first announced that Disney was developing a live-action Star Wars TV series in November when he revealed that the company’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer digital platform would also feature a Monsters, Inc. and High School Musical series. It’s unclear if the other Star Wars TV series for the Disney digital platform will also be live-action.

The as-yet-untitled Disney digital platform will target families and launch in late 2019, the company said Tuesday. To prepare for the as-yet-unnamed platform, Disney has pulled its Marvel features from rival Netflix. […]”

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