New Details Emerge About the Upcoming Live Star Wars Television Program
Today in an article on the New York Times website, more details were revealed regarding Disney’s planned streaming service.
Among the new information was some news regarding Jon Favreau’s upcoming live-action Star Wars television series.
According to the Times:
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.”
In addition to the new series, it was reported last week that Disney is attempting to buy back the broadcast rights to the exiting Star Wars movies. Those rights are currently owned by Turner Broadcasting, who own the exclusive rights until 2024.