Star Wars rumor: Third TV series slated to start production in the UK


It seems a third television Star Wars series could be on the way sooner than we realized as production company names have been registered in the UK.

Even though we don’t know much about what is coming after Star Wars: Episode IX and The Mandalorian, it doesn’t mean that Disney doesn’t have a plan.

In fact, it is already laying down the ground work for not one — but two future productions. According to Fantha Tracks, two new production names have been registered in the UK. One seemingly belonging to another Star Wars TV series, which is the not the Cassian Andor series, and another potentially belonging to Rian Johnson’s trilogy.

What could the TV series be about? We don’t know for sure, but we have a few guesses.

"Tonight we can reveal that the third as yet unannounced Star Wars TV series will be shot in the UK under the production name of SERIES III PRODUCTIONS (UK) LIMITED which was registered on the public UK companies register on the 12th October 2018.  We anticipate that the focal point of the series will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration in April.Registered on the exact same day was E&E INDUSTRIES (UK) LIMITED which we understand will be the first film from the planned Rian Johnson trilogy."

The reality is that the potential TV series could be anything. The strongest rumor we heard was an Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series. While a Kenobi film featuring his time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope has been one of the most asked for spin-offs from fans, it never happened.

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A limited-series run could make the most of a Kenobi pic, especially considering Solo’s mediocre performance — by Star Wars standards — at the box office.

Rather than spending millions and millions of dollars for a blockbuster, Disney could curtail some of that spending and put it behind a well done series. Money will still be spent, and probably plenty of it, but the type of marketing push that is needed for a blockbuster is not the same for a TV series airing on a streaming service.

Here’s the thing — Disney+ is going to need content. It has its catalogue of movies and we can all watch Moana 85 times, but we are going to need something else to keep us coming back. That will include new Marvel and Star Wars series — the two entities that can continually produce more and more stories.

While some series ideas have been bandied about, it doesn’t seem as any of those are post the pitch phase. Though, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series would be more fleshed given that the rumored movie seemed to have been deep down the pipeline without ever getting made.

Hopefully, we will here something soon on what this production could possibly be. Perhaps in April during Star Wars Celebration.

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What do you think a potential series could be? What would you like to see on Disney+?