Star Wars limited series events
To go along with their deep lineup of upcoming multi-season shows, Disney also has a fair amount of “special event” or “limited” series on the schedule as well.
Unlike all the other formats that have been covered to this point, there is not a current example of a limited Star Wars series. Some could say that season seven of The Clone Wars could fit this classification due to the nature of its release, but at the end of the day it is still “season seven.”
The advantages of this format are similar to the multi-season shows. You get an opportunity to world build a little more properly than you do with a feature-length film.
The option of going for five, six or even more episodes is there. This is in contrast to a show like The Mandalorian, where we currently have two seasons of eight episodes.
Unlike with shows that run for multiple seasons, the odds of getting into “filler” territory are slim.
This format ultimately allows creators to tell a full story without having to omit major plot points for time like what is sometimes seen with films. On the other hand, it also keeps creators from being forced to insert too much into their story to fulfill a number of episodes.
The major drawback of a limited series is that fans could end up with a major appetite for more. While that is certainly not a bad thing, enough fan pressure can do a lot, and that could include causing a completed story to get an unneeded continuation.
Fans of this style should certainly feel pleased with the amount of it they will be getting with Ahsoka, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Lando all currently upcoming projects.