Disney is ending its distribution deal with Netflix and launching an independent streaming service with an expected launch date of 2019, which means – new shows are in the works for it’s own platform!
Disney’s upcoming streaming service will have “multiple” Star Wars shows, Marvel series, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, a Muppets reboot.
Headed by OTT programming chief Agnes Chew, the as-yet-unnamed service — envisioned as a competitor to Netflix — will be a home for family-friendly fare including Marvel feature films and such TV series as a live-action Star Wars (with multiple variations already in the works, per CEO Bob Iger) and, sources tell THR, a reboot of The Muppets.
Also poised to be part of the TV slate, according to Iger, are reboots of star-maker High School Musical and a series based on Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. A TV version of The Mighty Ducks, from the trilogy’s original screenwriter, is also considered likely to land on the platform, sources say. (Via)
It’s still unclear what format it will follow, or if it’s in a new direction – but it’s coming!