Disney has officially lifted the curtain on several key details about their upcoming streaming service Disney+ at their investors day, including some new and confirmed info on the upcoming “Star Wars” content coming to the platform.
First off, Disney+ will be launching on November 12th, 2019, and will cost $6.99 a month, and $69.99 annually. It will be available on mobile devices, gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs.
Now for the “Star Wars” news, as Kathleen Kennedy was present at the event to talk about all the “Star Wars” content coming to the service. First, it has been confirmed that “The Mandalorian” will premiere when the service launches on November 12th, and reports are saying that the first season will consist of eight episodes. Hopefully the episode count will be confirmed during “The Mandalorian” panel this Sunday at Celebration.
The Cassian Andor series also had a couple of new announcements made today, as it was confirmed that Stephen Schiff will be the showrunner for the series, and that it will begin production this year, and premiere in 2021. But the biggest news for the Cassian series, is that it has been announced that Alan Tudyk will be reprising his role as K-2SO for the show, which is being described as a “rousing spy thriller that will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire,” from StarWars.com.
As for “The Clone Wars” season seven, all that was mentioned about it was that it will not premiere when Disney+ launches like “The Mandalorian” will, but will premiere in the service’s first year, which more than likely means sometime in 2020. Hopefully that is another bit of info we will learn more about at Celebration Chicago this Sunday when “The Clone Wars” has its panel.
And lastly, it was announced that almost all of the “Star Wars” films will be available on Disney+, with the exceptions being “The Last Jedi” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” as those movies still need to run their course of the Netflix contract Disney currently has.
Lots of cool stuff is going to be available on Disney+, and that’s just the “Star Wars” content! The service looks to have tons of other great content coming, including new Marvel series, classic Disney and Pixar films, thirty seasons of “The Simpsons,” and much more. You can check out a full breakdown of all the content coming to Disney+ over at the official Walt Disney Company site.
I can’t wait to subscribe to Disney+. I was going to anyway just for the “Star Wars” content, but with the great price point, being available on gaming consoles at launch, and all the other great content it will have, it really feels like a no brainer to sign up for the service when it launches on November 12th.