Monday, 10 December, 2018

Disney+ streaming service greenlights Star Wars Rogue One prequel series

Star Wars Film Rogue One to Get Prequel Series at Disney's Streaming Service; Diego Luna to Reprise Role Star Wars TV series with Diego Luna as his Rogue One character in the works
Adrian Cunningham | 10 November, 2018, 08:02

"We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply", said Luna. Disney will be holding an event in April to reveal more details on the upcoming service, which will launch sometime in 2019.

Bigger picture: Rumors have existed that Disney will bring Marvel characters to its Disney+ service. Disney chairman and CEO Bog Iger has confirmed that the streaming service will be called Disney+ and that it will launch in the USA in “late 2019”. According to Variety, the show has been described as a "rousing spy thriller" and will occur during the early years of the Rebellion.

This marks the second Star Wars-based original series to be created for the streaming service.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger was on hand to unveil the official name for the company's upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service during a live audio webcast where Disney revealed its fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results.

The best part truly is the fact that Diego Luna returns to reprize his own role!

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Swelling with its takeover of much of 21st Century Fox, Disney is fortifying itself with ammunition to battle deep-pocketed tech companies like Netflix, Apple and Amazon. They also plan to revive some classic franchises like Three Men and a Baby, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Father of the Bride, Peter Pan, The Parent Trap, The Sword in the Stone and more.

Other already-announced original content includes a High School Musical reboot, an animated series based on Monsters, Inc, and live-action adaptations of The Lady and the Tramp and The Sword in the Stone.

Vulkk's thoughts: I am so thrilled to hear that not only my favorite character from Rogue One gets his own TV Show, but Diego Luna is returning for the role as well.

"We're going into the marketplace, we're seeing disruption, and hopefully we're reacting to it in a timely matter", Iger said, explaining that Disney is looking to "take advantage" of the volatility in the television market. For example, we know that a show about Captain America's two bros, Falcon and Winter Soldier, is in the works.