At this point, all of the promising Star Wars and Marvel TV shows that Disney+ promised fans has been limited largely to just two seasons of The Mandalorian. That's nothing to complain about, since The Mandalorian is Star Wars storytelling at its finest, but there's a growing hunger for more high-octane superhero and sci-fi action. So it should come as fantastic news that Disney is planning on delivering TONS of new Star Wars and Marvel TV shows in the near future. (Not to mention loads of legacy Disney and Pixar TV content.)
As revealed by Disney CEO Bob Chapek during the company's extended investors update, Disney+ has some huge small-screen plans for the company's biggest franchises. How huge? Check out how Chapek worded it:
That's right, fans are getting no less than TEN Star Wars TV shows hitting the streaming service as time goes by, and at least TEN Marvel TV shows adding comic book mayhem to Disney+. That's more Star Wars TV shows than there are features in the three trilogies, though obviously Rogue One and Solo raise that total up. But add in episode time-lengths, and we're going to see the biggest influx of Star Wars content ever in the next few years.
No details were shared at that time for what those twenty shows will be focused on, but more news is no doubt on the way. On the Star Wars front, we already know about Mandalorian, the Obi-Wan Kenobi show with Ewan McGregor, the Cassian Andor-led Rogue One prequel, and the still-mysterious series from Russian Doll's co-creator Leslye Headland. But that still leaves another six or seven shows that still haven't been announced, which could include an Ahsoka Tano spinoff, a Boba Fett spinoff, or other projects that tie directly to the film trilogies.
Then on the flip side, there are tons of Marvel TV shows coming, though we technically know what more of those are. There's WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Ms Marvel, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and the What If...? anthology series. But that still leaves at least two projects that we don't know about yet. So let the speculating begin.
Obviously, we're also excited about the live-action Disney and Pixar projects that will be geared to those company's IP. We just happen to be slightly MORE excited about what's coming from Star Wars and the MCU.
Thankfully, The Mandalorian isn't quite done with Season 2, which drops new episodes on Disney+ every Friday at 3:01 a.m. ET. While waiting to hear more details about all of this promising content, head to our Fall 2020 TV premiere schedule and our Winter and Spring 2021 premiere guide to see what other new and returning shows are popping up soon.
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