Disney Developing Several ‘Star Wars’ TV Shows For Upcoming SVOD Service
Following Disney’s announcement in August that it was ceasing a distribution deal with Netflix to launch its own streaming service, CEO Bob Iger teased yesterday that the Lucasfilm owner is developing “a few” Star Wars TV shows for the forthcoming platform, which will undoubtedly serve as a seismic subscriber draw.
On an investor call, Iger said that Disney would soon reveal the production team behind at least one of the TV projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I think you’ll find the level of talent…on the television front will be rather significant as well,” Iger said, referring to the fact that Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have concurrently been tapped to develop a new trilogy of Star Wars feature films.