Star Wars has remained one of the most popular and influential science fiction series for several reasons, including its exciting juggle between a space western and space opera and plenty of other reasons. In addition, Star Wars has been noted as one of the most original series ever created. The first installment of Star Wars was released in 1977, but that made it all the more interesting to introduce audiences to a deep story with mysterious backgrounds and elements that weren’t seen in media before. Most recently, Star Wars has followed the themes of Marvel, as they share Disney as a home and have been adding to its universe through television programs. Most recently, Star Wars ended its first limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and announced additional shows that’ll become available on Disney+ in the foreseeable Future. Below, we’ve detailed all upcoming Star Wars shows and what we know about them.
Andor will be the first Star Wars live-action show to be available on Disney+ from those listed below, with a premiere date for this year, on September 21st, 2022. Andor has been a highly-anticipated series for the events that will be depicted in the series, as they will be events currently unknown to even the oldest and most hardcore Star Wars fans. Overall, the events of Andor are meant to be the prequel series that lead up to the events in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Although the first season of the next Star Wars live-action series has yet to premiere, the series will get a second season that will lead directly into the events of Rogue One and conclude the story of Andor.
Ahsoka will be the next Star Wars show after Andor and is set to be released on Disney+. Although it doesn’t have an exact release date yet, the series has been scheduled to be released in 2023. Ahsoka will focus on Ahsoka Tano, a character introduced in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars and who made her first live-action appearance in The Mandalorian. As the character was introduced to the live-action Star Wars universe, the story will take place along the timeline of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. With Disney in charge of Star Wars, and Jon Favreau leading the charge with The Mandalorian, Star Wars has been building various pockets of its existing universe.
Skeleton Crew was one of three Star Wars shows on our list that has been announced most recently and one that has the least amount of information. Still, the anticipation reminded all the same as any Star Wars fan has an excitement about anything that builds the universe more. However, outside of the casting of Jude Law, four much younger actors, between 11 and 12 years old, and the description of “a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the 80s” from Lucasfilm themselves. Excluding Amblin productions and franchises from the 80s, such as the apparent horror Gremlins and Poltergeist, adventures from series like E.T. and Back to the Future may be more inspirational behind the series over anything else Amblin.
The Acolyte has slightly more information regarding its plot and development, including cast, than Skeleton Crew, such as Amandla Stenberg in the lead role. It has also been confirmed that the series will be set 100 years before The Phantom Menace, the earliest film in the Star Wars series, timeline-wise, and that the series would be a mystery thriller created by the co-creator of Russian Doll. As Russian Doll has undoubtedly been filled with twists and turns, almost constantly with its time-bending story, and Star Wars has previously linked with mind-bender J.J. Abrams, it’s no wonder this rumored female-centric project has been handed to Leslye Headland.
Finally, the upcoming Star Wars show with the absolute least amount of information regarding it, Lando, has been announced to be in development in hopes of getting Donald Glover to reprise his role from Solo: A Star Wars Story. While any fan of Donald Glover would love for the actor to reprise a role he was trying to get before the film was developed, it’s unknown how the rapper’s schedule will coincide with the creation of a Lando Star Wars series on Disney+. Again, it’s unknown precisely what the series would detail or when, but it would likely lead to his portrayal in Solo or be a story related to the events after the film. Overall, Donald Glover has been set to appear in the Mr. and Mrs. Smith series on Amazon with Maya Erskine, who was recently in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars show.