Details are starting to emerge about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, which is set to hit in late 2019.
As of right now, there is no set price point, though Bob Iger has stated in the past that it will likely be much cheaper than Netflix since the amount of content they have (at least initially) will be much less. The content itself will be Disney-branded, meaning that there will be no R-rated stuff. All the more mature stuff will head to Hulu, and brands that currently exist elsewhere (like The Defenders) will stay put.
Now let’s talk about the original content they hope to produce. The plan is to produce four or five original films in its first year, and create five TV series.
TV projects could have a budget that ranges from $25-$35 million per 10 episodes, but they aren’t ruling out $100 million for the same number of episodes for especially ambitious series.
While we’ve known for a while that Disney would be getting Marvel and Star Wars series, it sounds like they are hoping to start off strong with those brands at launch. The plan is to have a live-action Marvel series and a Star Wars-branded one. Because of that wording, I can only expect that this series will not be a live-action one, but the animated follow-up to Star Wars Rebels that we reported was staffing up recently.
On the film front, it looks like they have Don Quixote, Lady and the Tramp, The Paper Magician, Stargirl, and Togo all being set as priority projects. One other interesting film that’s in development is The Sword in the Stone. There are also some projects that are in post-production that are headed to that service. One such project is the Christmas film Noelle with Anna Kendrick that we’ve been hearing about for the past year or so.
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