Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Diego Luna Reprising ‘Rogue One’ Character In New ‘Star Wars’ TV Series

Diego Luna Reprising ‘Rogue One’ Character In New ‘Star Wars’ TV Series

There is still no word on the global launch.

Disney announced fresh details of its family focused streaming service, including the new name - Disney+.

Disney said a year ago that it plans to launch its own streaming service in 2019 and would pull its first-run movies from Netflix to put them on a Disney-branded service. “Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the U.S.in late 2019.”.

"The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". There will also be an 8-episode documentary series titled Ink & Paint, based on Mindy Johnson's 2017 book of the same name, that looks in the untold history of the women who helped turn Walt Disney's animation studio into the massive empire it is today.

"Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me", Luna told StarWars.com. The new show is set to follow Cassian Andor, the rebel spy from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


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The shows will join "The Mandalorian", which will come from Jon Favreau, on the new service. The streaming service will furthermore include library content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic.

Swelling with its takeover of much of 21st Century Fox, Disney is fortifying itself with the ammunition to battle deep-pocketed tech companies like Netflix, Apple and Amazon. Iger said that Disney is increasing its production investment in Disney+ "across the board" at the company.

Shows made for Disney-owned networks like ABC and Freeform will likely remain on Hulu, which also offers access to live television broadcasts for an increased subscription fee.

The acquisition will give Disney a controlling stake in Hulu, allowing them to take steps to secure the licensing rights for its programs and offer some of its content to worldwide subscribers.

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