Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service

Exciting! It seems Disney's streaming service which is set to debut in 2019 is going to make waves as soon as it drops thanks to some huge content additions including a Star Wars series

To attract more subscribers, Disney would also develop an original Marvel series exclusively for its streaming service, notes CBR.

According to The Wrap, Disney CEO Bob Iger says "Our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is", which now charges between $7.99 and $13.99 a month in the United States, and between £7.49 - £8.99 in the UK.

During a quarterly earnings call yesterday with investors, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the news.

As part of its plans to create a brand new streaming platform to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, Disney has also revealed it will be producing brand new original content.

Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of shows and films it might stream.

Some of those shows will reportedly include a live-action Star Wars series, a spinoff of Monsters Inc, and a project based on the hit High School Musical franchise.

Our minds are still blown by today's news that a brand-new Star Wars trilogy is in the works - as well as a live-action Star Wars TV show.

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

First announced back in August, Disney's streaming service "represents a big strategic shift for the company". But with Johnson's new trilogy said to "introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored" perhaps this series will follow a similar lead.

The specifics of Disney's new streaming service are still unknown.

"We continue to believe Disney's IP will drive significant value over the next five years despite the decelerating pace of growth at ESPN and recent investments into direct-to-consumer products", wrote Piper Jaffray analyst Stan Meyers, calling Disney the "best positioned" to leverage its content amid a fragmented media terrain. Deadline reports the company is developing new TV shows for their upcoming digital streaming service.

Where will it be available?

That being said, Disney Channel will also contribute films for the service.

Netflix now offers three different subscription tiers to USA subscribers: a basic plan for $7.99 a month, a premium plan at $10.99, and an ultra premium plan for $13.99. This will launch before the entertainment-focused service rolls out.

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