Disney To Release More Shows From The ‘Star Wars’ Universe
On December 10, it was revealed that the Walt Disney Company would be creating more television series that would be set in the universe of Star Wars. This decision was made likely due to the massive success of The Mandalorian. Now that the Star Wars movies taking place in “The Skywalker Saga” have been finished, Disney’s main focus on producing entertainment from the franchise is with its television shows. A handful of series set in the Star Wars universe have already been in production prior to this announcement.
Due to its great success, there is no doubt that The Mandalorian will receive a third season once the current installment wraps up. Several other series are said to be in development during this time. The first series that will be released after The Mandalorian is a show focusing on the character Obi-Wan Kenobi taking place between the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. Ewan McGregor is set to reprise his role as the character. The second show in development is a series centered around Cassian Andor, one of the main characters from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna is set to once again portray the character for this series, which will also take place before the events of the film. Alan Tudyk will also reprise his role as Cassian’s sarcastic and blunt yet incredibly faithful droid K-2SO. A female-centric series created by Leslye Headland is also said to be in development, though very few details have been given about the upcoming series. In addition to the live action shows, an animated series focusing on the group of Clones called The Bad Batch from Star Wars: The Clone Wars is currently in the works. Dave Filoni is expected to be attached to the project.
Star Wars fans can look forward to seeing these shows premiere sometime in 2021 – hopefully they will be less divisive than the movies from the Sequel Trilogy.