3 Live-Action Star Wars Shows May Be Headed for Netflix

Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 12:36PM
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Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 12:36PM
3 Live-Action Star Wars Shows May Be Headed for Netflix
There have been persistent rumors that a live-action Star Wars TV show is in the works, usually from our trusty Star Wars rumor monger, Making Star Wars. But now there's a new-and-improved rumor from a new source, Cinelinx, which claims that Disney will be continuing its successful relationship with Netflix after Daredevil by sending not one, but three live-action Star Wars shows to the streaming service. 

There were substantiated reports back in 2013 that a TV show was in the works that wouldn't follow the same characters as the film franchise, but would exist somewhat adjacent to it, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Back then, ABC president Paul Lee told EW that they were looking at the project:

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"We got to a point here with Marvel, a very special point, where we're in the Marvel universe, and very relevantly so, but we're not doing The Avengers. But S.H.I.E.L.D. is part of The Avengers. So maybe something oblique is the way to [approach the Star Wars universe] rather than going straight head-on at it."
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According to the most recent reports, it seems that the idea of a live-action Star Wars series is not dead in the water, but it's now being compared to another Marvel TV show: Defenders. Disney found enormous success with Marvel's Daredevil, and the prospects look good for future interconnected Defenders series, especially Jessica Jones, so they may be looking to replicate that model with their other major franchise. As many as three connected Star Wars series might be headed to Netflix, with Cinelinx reporting that any previous deals with ABC have since fallen through.

Speaking of Star Wars, Disney CEO Bob Iger has seen the full cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and had this to say about the film:

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"I've seen the film without most of its special effects and without most of its music," Iger told CNBC. "I can't wait for the world to see it."
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To be fair, he has just a little bit of investment in the film, so he's not going to say anything negative, but it's still exciting to know that the full cut of the movie is finished and ready to show. We aren't too worried about the special effects being amazing, so if Iger is telling the truth about the plot and character work, we will all be very happy campers come December. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in theaters on December 18.
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3 Live-Action Star Wars Shows May Be Headed for Netflix

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