Coming to a galaxy not so so far away, (actually as close as your digital device) in a not so surprising development, it was announced today that Disney and Lucasfilm are moving forward with a live-action Star Wars TV series that will become available on the upcoming Disney-owned streaming service. According to reliable industry sources, the streaming service is expected to kick-off in late-2019, though a launch date for the Star Wars show has yet to be revealed. Although, it’s likely still at least a couple of years in the future.
The news comes in conjunction with the announcement that Rian Johnson will be creatively overseeing a new trilogy of Star Wars films — the first of which, he will write and direct.
Opening Dec. 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Benicio del Toro as “DJ” and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.