- Disney Plus has plans for lots of new Star Wars shows over the next few years.
- They include two new spin-offs from The Mandalorian, Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka.
- More shows include one on Lando Calrissian and a series of shorts made by Japanese anime creators.
Disney Plus is going to have a ton of new Star Wars series dropping on the online streaming service in the next few years. We already knew of a few of them, but today at Disney’s investor day, the company revealed many more new series, including two upcoming spin-offs for the hit show The Mandalorian.
The spin-off shows will be called Star Wars: Rangers of the old Republic and Star Wars: Ahsoka. Details about the series have yet to be revealed, although Rosario Dawson, who played the Jedi Ahsoka in season two of The Mandalorian, will return in that same role in the spin-off series. The shows will cross over with upcoming seasons of The Mandalorian, and all three series will combine in some kind of major story arc. More details were not announced.
Even more Star Wars shows announced
Other Star Wars shows coming to Disney Plus include Star Wars: Visions, a series of 10 animated short from some of the best anime creators from Japan. Also announced is Star Wars: Lando, a show that will focus on Lando Calrissian. The show is still in the early days of development and will be created by the director of Dear White People, Justin Simien. There’s no word on if either Billy Dee Williams or Donald Glover will be involved. Finally, A Droid Story will be a new animated series that features a new droid that’s guided by R2-D2 and C-3PO.
We also have some new information on some previously announced Star Wars shows. The official name for the Rogue One prequel series will be Star Wars: Andor, and it has just started filming in London. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor, will start filming in March 2021, and will include Hayden Christensen, who will be back as none other than Darth Vader. Finally, the name of the Star Wars series from Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland will be The Acolyte. It’s described as a “mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.”
Finally, two new Star Wars feature films are in the works. One is in the early stages and is being written by Taika Waititi. The other is Rogue Squadron and will be directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins. It will focus on a group of space fighter pilots in a period after the end of The Rise of Skywalker. It is due for Christmas 2023.