Disney’s Live-Action 'Star Wars' TV Series Could Cost $100 Million USD

That’s more than most TV shows.

By
Entertainment
8,268 Hypes 9 Comments

Late last year, we learned about a new live-action Star Wars television series from Disney. Since then, we’ve learned that Disney plans to bring the aforementioned program to its new streaming service. Now, we’re receiving more details about the effort thanks to a new piece in The New York Times.

Speaking to Ricky Strauss, the man at the helm of Disney‘s new streaming platform, for an August profile, New York Times writer Brooks Barnes uncovered new information about Disney’s latest endeavor. Notably, the cost of just ten episodes of the live-action Star Wars program could hit the $100 million USD mark — a number far higher than the “$25 million to $35 million” USD price-tag attached to most of the new original creations. Competing companies like Apple, Netflix and Amazon are also shelling out billions of dollars to produce original content for their own streaming platforms.

Star Wars is a big world, and Disney’s new streaming service affords a wonderful opportunity to tell stories that stretch out over multiple chapters,” read a quote from an email sent to The New York Times from Jon Favreau, the Iron Man director responsible for bringing the new Star Wars show to life.

“There’s a big, big opportunity for storytellers inside and outside of Disney to help us,” Strauss adds. Later, Strauss also says that Disney is “playing with launch dates” for its new streaming service’s content.

“To be successful in making content, you need to have a marketing lens on everything you do — who are the people you are driving toward?” concludes Strauss. ”At the same time, I love great stories. I’m very intellectually curious.”

The entire New York Times piece can be read at the media outlet’s official website.

Back in May, it was revealed that Solo was the most expensive Star Wars film made thus far.

Read Full Article
Source
New York Times

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

711 Users Online

What to Read Next

Travis Scott Becomes Engulfed in Flames for the "STOP TRYING TO BE GOD" Video
Music

Travis Scott Becomes Engulfed in Flames for the "STOP TRYING TO BE GOD" Video

Directed by the legendary Dave Meyers.

Smokepurpp & Lil Pump Wreak Havoc in London for "Nephew" Video
Music

Smokepurpp & Lil Pump Wreak Havoc in London for "Nephew" Video

The party never stops for these two.

Skepta Teases On-Foot Look at Nike Air Max Deluxe Collaboration
Footwear

Skepta Teases On-Foot Look at Nike Air Max Deluxe Collaboration

3M accents.


H.E.R. Enlists Bryson Tiller for 'I Used to Know H.E.R.: The Prelude' EP
Music

H.E.R. Enlists Bryson Tiller for 'I Used to Know H.E.R.: The Prelude' EP

Six new songs from the rising singer.

Westside Gunn's Life Remains Steady After Signing to Shady Records
Music

Westside Gunn's Life Remains Steady After Signing to Shady Records

He also discusses making it out of Buffalo and his recording process.

This Nike Zoom Blazer GT Honors Portland's Skate Scene
Footwear

This Nike Zoom Blazer GT Honors Portland's Skate Scene

Commemorating the Cat’s Paw Saloon.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.