Though it’s still a long way off, the proposed live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service is set to cost a pretty penny.
In a profile on Disney executive Ricky Strauss, The New York Times touched upon the studio’s as-yet-untitled Disney streaming service which won’t be going cheap with its original programming as Strauss says: “Quality is going to be critical.”
Disney is reportedly going to pump around $100 million for ten episodes of the “Star Wars” series, about on par with the sixth season of “Game of Thrones”. The show’s writer-producer Jon Favreau says: “‘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.”
The studio is also currently working on at least nine film projects for the service, each ranging in budget from $20 million to $60 million along with series sporting budgets between $25 million and $35 million. The Disney streaming service is expected to launch sometime in 2019.