Disney+ is continuing to expand at a rapid rate. While its subscriber numbers have slowed down, there are expectations it could pass Netflix within the next few years. As they grow, so is also their need to keep content pumping out at a considerable rate. In the new Star Wars special from Vanity Fair, they have unveiled that Disney+ is expecting “three separate Star Wars shows within a year.”
It’s unclear if that includes releases that move into the new year, such as The Book of Boba Fett which is technically a December 2021 release but premiered its finale this year. With uncertainty surrounding The Bad Batch and The Mandalorian Season 3 releasing this year, it would still match their strategy if that spinoff series counts alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi in a few weeks and Andor later this summer.
Of course, the statement that they demand three does not mean they are open to having more releases within a year. The question remains what else might release next year, as the only production confirmed for a 2023 release is Ahsoka. If The Mandalorian finds its way to Disney+ in that same year, it would mean that the animated series The Bad Batch also perfectly fits to match that demand.
The Acolyte seems to still be in very early development and is likely not going to release until 2024. No definite release window has been stated, but it does seem like we shouldn’t expect it until then. For now, whatever project starts production soon is very likely going to be the next 2023 release, but we may find out more during the Star Wars Celebration.
Source: Vanity Fair