Following the incredible first season of The Mandalorian, I argued that perhaps the future of Star Wars should unfold on television:
Almost as if the two projects are being helmed by entirely different entities, where the Skywalker Saga sequel trilogy found itself muddled in the expectations of its history and the pressure of pleasing their fans, The Mandalorian seems so utterly confident in its own ideas that the result is a first season that has been thoroughly enthralling from pilot to finale. As the Mandalorian creed goes, this — television — is the way.
Disney and Lucasfilm obviously agree, as a majority of their upcoming projects — most notably an Obi-Wan Kenobi series and a Cassian Andor series — are slated to take place on the small screen.
In fact, according to recent rumors, Star Wars on television may be the future for the galaxy far, far away, as the Mouse House is reportedly planning an interconnected set of Disney+ series.
The rumor comes from LRM Online and claims that Lucasfilm will begin debuting one new season of a TV series per quarter beginning mid-2021 and will reportedly intertwine the events of The Mandalorian, an Ahsoka Tano show, a Boba Fett show, an Ezra Bridger and Admiral Thrawn show, and another unnamed show. Additionally, the outlet claims that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni will be overseeing the intertwining narratives. [via ComicBook]
As for the immediate future of the Star Wars universe, season two of The Mandalorian — which is set to see Rosario Dawson and Timothy Olyphant join the cast as Ahsako Tano and Cobb Vanth, respectively — is still scheduled to be released on Disney+ in October.
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