"The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".
Disney announced its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Thursday and used the ensuing investor call to talk extensively about Hulu, ESPN+ and its upcoming Disney-branded streaming service, which will be called Disney+. And, unfortunately, that also means Disney will also be pulling all their movies (Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar movies) from Netflix around that time.
A galaxy far, far away may be closer than you think and larger than you ever imagined thanks to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Well, dear reader, Luna is set to star in a brand-new live-action Star Wars series set for exclusive release on Disney's streaming platform Disney+, scheduled to begin operations in 2019.
"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.
In his own statement, Luna said that a TV series format would allow him to "explore this character more deeply".
Disney plans to make Disney+ the online home for all its family-friendly content, while Hulu - which Disney will control after its takeover of 21st Century Fox - will serve as its subscription service for edgier, more adult-oriented fare.
Launching its preview landing page, Disney has also confirmed that Fox's National Geographic will shift over to the service. As Variety first reported, Disney is developing a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or the MCU, as it's commonly known).
But Infinity War might be a different case, as the blockbuster hit saw Thanos steal all of the Infinity Stones and destroy half the population of Earth with just the click of his fingers thanks to his Infinity Gauntlet.
This announcement shows that despite Disney putting a hold, or canceling, many of their projects, they have not put a hold on everything. Hulu will remain a general entertainment offering, Iger said, one that would see increased investment once Disney assumes a leadership role.