Bob Iger Confirms "A Few" Star Wars TV Shows For Disney Streaming Service

Hot on the heels of the other big Star Wars news today, we get additional information about even MORE Star Wars stuff in the works.

On an earnings call today, Bob Iger said:

"We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct to consumer app. We've mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the interties that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn't completely closed, we can't be specific about that. I think you'll find the level of talent … on the television front will be rather significant as well."

We'd written about the original news  back in November when the story first hit, but this is Iger saying "a few", as in more than one, which outlets were surmising when the news hit last year.

You'll recall that Disney announced they were doing their own streaming service platform, pulling all their titles from Netflix (except for the Marvel Netflix tv series, for now) in preparation for re-launching them on their own service sometime in 2019.

As to the big news from earlier today that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss were creating their own stand alone trilogy of Star Wars films in addition to the previously reported news that Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) was doing his own Skywalker-less trilogy too, Iger continued:

"Their interest was in creating a series of films that are Star Wars-based and we've actually been talking to them for a long time. To my knowledge they didn't express interest in creating a series. They have an idea for number of films and at some later date I'm sure we'll disclose to all of you just what those are. They are focused on a point in time in the Star Wars mythology and taking it from there."

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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