Disney Announces ROGUE ONE TV Series With Cassian Andor

Star Wars Film Rogue One to Get Prequel Series at Disney's Streaming Service; Diego Luna to Reprise Role

Star Wars Film Rogue One to Get Prequel Series at Disney's Streaming Service; Diego Luna to Reprise Role

This week Disney held their third quarter 2018 earnings call.

In my humble opinion, "Rogue One" was the best Star Wars since the original Star Wars, and today comes news that Disney will be revisiting characters from "Rogue One" on their soon to be launched streaming service.

The direct-to-consumer service, which launches in late 2019, will feature original and library content across Disney's major entertainment brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

Disney has been planning its video-streaming service since at least 2017 when the company said it was its multi-year contract with Netflix and pull all of its content off the service. It's not yet clear what this spells for channels now in place across satellite and cable services, but it does suggest that at least some original non-fictional programming should be headed to Disney+.

He says users should also be able to access the cartoon Clone Wars, based on the Star Wars universe and a new television show spin off of Pixar's Monster's Inc.

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+.

Disney plans to expand Hulu internationally and invest more into content on Hulu.

The series was being made for Disney+ with a release date yet to be determined, the company said in a release.

Iger also said Disney is developing a new series based around Marvel comic book villain Loki, starring British actor Tom Hiddleston.

According to the company's chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the series will centre around the fan-favourite character, though no other details were confirmed.

That certainly bodes well for both the Loki show and all the others, and with reports saying that each one will have a sizable budget at its disposal, too, it seems as if the Mouse House is really going all-in on their new streaming service.

Any Disney movies still on Netflix are expected to remain there until the end of the year. Netflix has a head start with its 139 million subscribers and that number is likely to cross 150 million before Disney even joins the race.

Bigger picture: Rumors have existed that Disney will bring Marvel characters to its Disney+ service.

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