Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has revealed that the second season of the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” which has been in production for a while now, will hit the Disney+ streaming service in October.
Iger revealed the news as part of today’s earnings call from Disney studios, and later confirmed that both a third season and spin-offs of the series are under consideration.
The news comes as Iger revealed the new streaming service has already amassed a stunning 26.5 million subscribers by the end of December last year and currently sits on 28.6 million as of Monday.
That handily beats analyst and studio expectations. Still, as many as one-third of Disney+ subscribers are expected to come from the free one-year subscription deal with Verizon.
In addition, the ESPN+ service has reached 6.6 million subscribers as of year’s end while Hulu has hit 30.4 million subscribers – up from 22.8 million in December 2018. Compare that to 5.6 million for Starz, 8 million for HBO Now, 10 million for CBS & Showtime combined, 150 million for Amazon Prime and 167 million for Netflix.
Source: The Los Angeles Times