Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated is Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, which according to Iger, isn't the only live action Star Wars series in development at Disney+. This direct-to-consumer over-the-top platform will deliver Disney content, which includes popular Disney films as well as its family friendly other titles like Star Wars, Marvel, and surely some of the new content from 21st Century Fox (like National Geographic).
We have known for quite some time now that Disney is planning on launching its own streaming service, and now a few more key details have been revealed. It's not yet clear what this spells for channels now in place across satellite and cable services, but it does suggest that at least some original non-fictional programming should be headed to Disney+.
Besides feature films and TV shows, Disney+ will also be home to original docu-series, including one on Disney Imagineering, the Disney division that dreams up and creates attractions for Disney's theme parks.
"Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me". This was revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger during an investor call today in which he also detailed how Disney+ won't just be a Netflix clone as Vulture TV reporter Josef Adalian reported.
The streaming service, which is now only available in very few places across the globe, has plenty of original programming like The Handmaid's Tale, Into the Dark, Castle Rock and the upcoming Veronica Mars reboot. The "Rogue One" prequel is set to begin production late 2019, so I imagine it will be likely debut in 2020, after "The Mandalorian", the series now in production under the guidance of John Favreau.
What do you think of the name Disney+?
Hulu offers a ton of original content that receives both critical acclaim and fan praise, but unfortunately the streaming service is unavailable outside of the United States.
Along with the company's similarly named ESPN+ service, Disney+ is built on streaming technology from BAMTech, the onetime Major League Baseball spin-off company that powers streaming apps for everything from MLB.TV and HBO GO to PlayStation Vue and the WWE Network. Netflix also has a big fanbase, but it's split up so much more than Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar.