Disney Announces the Name of Its Much-Anticipated OTT Service

Disney+ will offer a Star Wars live-action series

Disney+ is expected to launch in late 2019. Disney

The name of Disney’s much-anticipated upcoming streaming service is decided: Disney+.

A second Star Wars live-action series is in development for the service, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said today in Disney’s earnings call.

The series will go into production next year and follow rebel spy Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a statement. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”

Disney+ is expected to launch in late 2019.

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