The Skywalker saga may finally be coming to an end later this year, but the wider ‘Star Wars’ saga is as vital as ever. While ‘Episode IX’ will obviously mark the end of one era, it will also be the beginning of another, one that will see a steady and varied stream of ‘Star Wars’ content. And while that has to some degree been the case for much of the last forty years, it has never included the sheer volume of animated and live action productions that we now have to look forward to.
In 2019 alone, fans can look forward to the culmination of the first season of ‘Star Wars Resistance‘ on the Disney Channel (while a second season has not been officially confirmed, a cancellation would be surprising). Later in the year, the launch of the Disney+ streaming service will bring with it the premiere of Jon Favreau’s live-action series ‘The Mandalorian‘ and the hotly anticipated return of ‘The Clone Wars‘. All of that, of course, is in addition to the December release of ‘Episode IX’.
And that’s not all. It was announced a few months ago that Disney+ will also play host to a ‘Rogue One’ spinoff/prequel centered on the Rebel spy Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna. Though that won’t be airing this year, we have now learned via Production Weekly that the show is set to start production in October. Though no premiere date has been announced, this makes it all but certain that they still-untitled series will arrive sometime in 2020. I can certainly think of worse ways to hold fans over until the post-‘Episode IX’ film slate descends upon us.
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