Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Disney Reveals the Name of Its Streaming Service, Plus New Shows

CREDIT Courtesy of Disney CREDIT Courtesy of Disney
Lora Ball | 10 November, 2018, 17:21

So today I put together everything we know officially (and some things that have been reported to be true) about Disney's new streaming service. Luna said that he's looking forward to reprising the character, and that "this new exciting format will give us a chance to explore this character more deeply". The streaming service was previously said to be called Disney Play, but that was a awful title and Disney+ allows the company to follow in the footsteps of ESPN+, the sports subscription streaming service which Disney already owns. Still not a bad haul for a movie, but not almost good enough for a Star Wars movie.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the forthcoming television series will be dropped on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, and will follow Rogue One's Cassian Andor. Jon Favreau is set to write and executive produce another series called "The Mandalorian", which will focus on the adventures of a "lone gunfighter".

The Disney Streaming Service has a name and to the surprise of nearly no one, it is Disney+, which follows the format of ESPN's streaming service, ESPN+. In the announcement about the show, there was no word on other actors from the movie coming back for the series, namely Alan Tudyk who played Cassian's droid buddy K-2SO, Jimmy Smits who played Bail Organa, or Genevieve O'Reilly who played Mon Monthma.

The other major spin-off announced was a show based around perennial Marvel villain Loki.

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Disney has announced it is working on a new Star Wars franchise installment: a TV series that will become a prequel to "Rogue One" - itself a prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, taking place many years after the end of the "Revenge of the Sith". Iger shared during The Walt Disney Company's earnings call on Thursday that he expects the new lands, named Galaxy's Edge in both parks, will significantly increase demand when they open in 2019.

Disney and Marvel have now confirmed that Marvel Studios is developing a series based on fan-favorite character Loki. Likewise, a Monsters Inc show and a High School Musical series are also in the works.

Given that film's ending, we can assume that the new Star Wars show will be a prequel series.

Iger said Disney is aiming to win new subscribers by investing in more original programming and taking Hulu into new global markets.

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