CEO Bob Iger also announces that Tom Hiddleston will star in a Marvel-related programme for Disney’s forthcoming streaming service. Disney is moving ahead with another Star Wars spinoff TV series. It follows the announcement, in October, of the Jon Favreau-created The Mandalorian.
In an earnings call with investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the new show would act as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It will star Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, the rebel alliance spy he played in the movie. According to a statement from Disney: “[T]he rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”
Like The Mandalorian, the Rogue One series will be available on Disney’s new streaming service, which Iger revealed will be named Disney+.
A Marvel-related TV series, to star Tom Hiddleston as Loki, is in development, also for Disney+. Also planned are series spinoffs of the Disney-Pixar film Monsters Inc, and the Disney Channel film High School Musical.
Disney+ is due to launch in the US in late 2019. It will remove its content from Netflix at the same time.