Rogue One's Cassian Andor to lead new Star Wars TV series

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story.                  Lucasfilm

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm

The company has also greenlit a second Star War series and a Marvel production based on Loki.

The Cassian Andor series is in addition to The Mandalorian, director Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars-universe series that's likewise coming to the streaming service.

On the earnings call, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that content on Disney's new app will be segmented by the five brands that will be showcased on the service: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and NatGeo.

The new project is a series that focuses on the events prior to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one of the franchise's anthology films.

In his own statement, Luna said that a TV series format would allow him to "explore this character more deeply".

Beyond that, we've heard about a few other shows in the works which will most likely appear on Disney+.

Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the United States in late 2019. Iger noted that due to the service's lighter content load, the price at launch will be less than Netflix, which now offers customers three tiers of membership ranging from $7.99 to $13.99.

Disney plans to make Disney+ the online home for all its family-friendly content, while Hulu - which Disney will control after its takeover of 21st Century Fox - will serve as its subscription service for edgier, more adult-oriented fare. There's also a bit of confusion about the name Disney+ since the '+' symbol can not be used in a domain or URL.

Disney will give investors a first look at the Disney+ app and its programming at a conference in April.

KitGuru Says: Yet another monthly subscription is sure to get under many people's skin, however Disney already has enough of a back catalogue to draw people in without its extensive upcoming line-up.

Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service has an official name: Disney+.

There was some confusion about the potential name for the service when a app icon for the Play Disney Parks app was confused for a leak of the streaming service.

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