Disney to launch 20 Marvel and Star Wars TV series over the next few years – Deadline

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Disney will massively increase the volume of the Marvel and Star Wars series on its Disney + streaming service.
Kareem Daniel, president of media distribution and entertainment for The Walt Disney Company, revealed that it will launch “about” 10 Marvel series, 10 Star Wars series and 15 live-action, animated and Pixar series. over the next few years.

“With these Disney + originals, along with theatrical releases and library titles, we’ll be adding something new to the service every week,” he said.

Fifteen all-new Disney Live Action, Disney Animation and Pixar features will also be released directly to Disney +.

This comes as the second season of The Mandalorian ends on service.

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Disney, which broke the news as part of its four-hour Investor Day, has not given any details about the series, but it will likely include the upcoming Cassian Andor series, which is a prequel to Rogue One by Jared Bush and Tony Gilroy, a new limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi with Ewan McGregor and a series focused on women from Russian doll co-creator Leslye Headland.

Daniel’s comments marked his public debut following a major restructuring of Disney content and distribution, similar to what is happening in large entertainment conglomerates, from Comcast’s NBCUniversal to AT&T’s WarnerMedia. Its portfolio is flanked by three content creation groups led by Alan Horn and Alan Bergman (Studios), Peter Rice (General Entertainment) and James Pitaro (Sports).

Speaking just after Disney CEO Bob Chapken, Daniel described the new management structure of which he is a key part as a way to highlight the DTC’s critical space, gather information and work effectively with it. Disney partners.

The move was aimed at “allocating creative budgets across platforms to maximize engagement and impact,” he said. “We prioritize our DTC platforms” – no surprise. But he said the revamped teams were engaging in a range of content, some of which will debut in theaters and linear networks first and others on a day-to-day basis, as well as increasing investment in the host of new original content for Disney +.

“Today you will see this new strategy reflected,” he said, as creators and executives tell their stories at an event that is expected to last four hours.

(Jill Goldsmith contributed to this story)

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