Disney has announced it is working on a new Star Wars franchise installment: a TV series that will become a prequel to "Rogue One" — itself a prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, taking place many years after the end of the "Revenge of the Sith."
The company described the upcoming show as "tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire," according to Reuters.
In his own statement, Luna said that a TV series format would allow him to "explore this character more deeply."
Disney also disclosed the company is developing a new series based on Marvel villain Loki, whose portrayal by Tom Hiddleston arguably made him one of the all-time fan-favourite characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. It is unknown whether Hiddleston will return to portray the character once again.
Both series will be released on Disney's upcoming proprietary streaming service, which is expected to be launched on 2019. The company said it will pull its first-run movies from Netflix to put them on its service.
Released in 2016, "Rogue One," which focuses heavily on the original trilogy's visual style and technologies and includes one of the most fan-loved scenes in the entire franchise, also succeeded in hitting the $1 billion box office threshold.