The New York Times ran an article about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, and the Disney executive who will be in charge of it, Ricky Strauss. In the article they make mention of the upcoming live-action “Star Wars” series, giving us an idea of what the budget could be for the show, and just how many episodes will be in the first season.
Here is the portion of the New York Times‘ article that discusses those details about the live-action “Star Wars” series, with quotes from show producer Jon Favreau:
A live-action “Star Wars” series coming to the platform from Jon Favreau, the director of films like “Iron Man” and “The Jungle Book,” is expected to cost roughly $100 million for 10 episodes. “‘Star Wars’ is a big world, and Disney’s new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters,” Mr. Favreau said in an email. He added of Mr. Strauss: “Marketing is about telling a story, and his background in that area allows us to collaborate and create new content.”
So it looks like we can expect the series to be a 10 episode season, with a budget of $10 million per episode. In comparison, that is about the amount it costs to produce an episode of “Game Of Thrones,” and the first 6 seasons of that series consisted of 10 episodes as well.
I’m all for a 10 episode season for the live-action “Star Wars” series, and if the budget is going to be about the same as a “Game of Thrones” episode, then it should be the high quality I would expect from a live-action “Star Wars” TV series.
You can check out the full article on Ricky Strauss and the Disney streaming service over at the New York Times.