An article posted over on The NY Times offers some new information on Disney’s upcoming streaming service which is set to launch sometime in 2019. The article introduces us to a Disney executive named Ricky Strauss, who was recently given “creative oversight of the service’s programming”. Armed with this responsibility, Strauss has the ability to approve all new episodic series and movies that will be released to consumers via the new streaming service.
For the purpose of Star Wars relevance, the Times piece states that Jon Favreau’s live-action series will be comprised of 10 episodes and will fall under a $100 million production budget. Little is currently know about this new series from Favreau except that it is slated to take place in the official Star Wars timeline about 3 years after Return of the Jedi. An earlier report also named artist Doug Chiang and designer Andrew L. Jones as being part of the production crew.
Check out an excerpt from the Times article below and then click here for the full read.
A live-action “Star Wars” series coming to the platform from Jon Favreau, the director of films like “Iron Man” and “The Jungle Book,” is expected to cost roughly $100 million for 10 episodes. “‘Star Wars’ is a big world, and Disney’s new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters,” Mr. Favreau said in an email. He added of Mr. Strauss: “Marketing is about telling a story, and his background in that area allows us to collaborate and create new content.”