Star Wars TV Series Planned for Streaming Service

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If brought over, these series alone should make Disney's streaming service a success, not to mention streaming the Disney film library and any new original content that's in development.

This week, Disney CEO also announced that they plan on making sure their streaming service is "substantially below" the current price of Netflix, which now sits at a $10.99 a month price point for USA subscribers, and will likely increase in the coming years. While we don't have a firm price yet, Iger had said that it will be "substantially lower" than what you pay for Netflix, the reasons being due to the lower amount of content you'll get. And it's looking to do that at a cheaper, more appealing price point that takes square aim at Netflix. This week's seen a flurry of Disney-related news, with a new trilogy of Star Wars films from Rian Johnson being announced just after it broke that new live-action Star Wars and Marvel shows are in the works.

"It's becoming an internet TV world", Hastings said, "which presents both challenges and opportunities for Netflix as we strive to earn screen time".

Earlier Thursday, Disney-owned Lucasfilm announced that Rian Johnson, writer/director of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters December 15), will create a new Star Wars movie trilogy.

Disney shares rose 2% to $102.68 before financial results were released late Thursday, and they were up slightly in after-hours trading.

The news about a new Marvel series is not surprising, considering its Disney other most valuable property; though, it does raise the question of what will happen to the studio's other television shows.

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As soon as we know more, we'll let you know, sports fans. Deadline reports the company is developing new TV shows for their upcoming digital streaming service. For reference, the cost of a Netflix subscription now ranges from $8 to $14 a month.

Disney's streaming service, which will feature original content in addition to existing Disney films and TV shows, is slated to launch in 2019.

"In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored", DIsney said in a statement.

The service will launch in the US.