Disney has reportedly set its web video production company Maker Studios to produce a “Star Wars”-related online series ahead of the theatrical release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in cinemas next December.
Bloomberg announced the news, saying Maker will create “short-form shows about everything from ‘Star Wars’ fashion to games” to help its parent company promote the re-launch of the brand at the Mouse House.
Maker, which Disney purchased for $500 million in May, is the largest operator of channels on YouTube. They have apparently secured sponsors to help fund the shows which aims to employ currently popular online personalities who weren’t born when the first film opened in 1977.
Disney has not confirmed this news and did not respond to a request for comment by Bloomberg.