The latest Star Wars Film Trilogy is coming to a close this December with ‘The Rise of Skywalker‘ but Disney will keep creating more Star Wars content. On Disney Plus, Disney just launched the first live action Star Wars Television show called The Mandalorian which is getting rave reviews with a 9.1 on IMDB. Disney plus is planning on releasing a Rogue One show and an Obi Wan show next year.
Jon Favreau, the creator of The Mandalorian, said that the Disney plus shows will overlap with the films. The Mandalorian is mostly a stand alone story that takes place between episode VI and VII, but The Rogue One series and The Obi Wan Series will have actors from the films and will expand upon previous plot points.
In The Rogue One series, Diego Luna will be returning in his role as Cassian Andor from the Rogue One film. The Disney plus show will be about the early days of rebel spy Cassian and his daring missions, long before the events of Rogue One. The show will allow us to be able to explore Cassian’s character more deeply. We will also be able to learn about the forming of the rebel alliance and the expansion of The Empire. The executive producer of The Americans, Stephen Schiff was also just hired as showrunner.
The Disney Plus Obi Wan series is going to bring back Ewan McGregor from ‘Episodes I-III’ to reprise the role. The series will take place between ‘Episodes III and IV’ and will be about what the Jedi master was doing during this time. Did he stay on Tatooine? Did he run into the Empire? Did he ever try to train anyone else? Deborah Chow, The executive producer of The Mandalorian, is going to be in charge of the long-awaited series.
Jon Favreau also says The Mandalorian may eventually have some type of connection to the franchise trilogy. It takes place between ‘Episodes VI and VII’. So there could be a story line about the formation of The First Order or The Resistance.