The content would fill the gap until the arrival of the next Star Wars movie planned for 2022.
Just days before the final episode of Game of Thrones airs on HBO, wrapping up one of the most critically acclaimed (and divisive) TV shows of the decade, Disney has announced that creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce the next Star Wars movie.
The next film after "The Rise of Skywalker" is scheduled to come out in 2022. The live-action episodic creativity won't end there, however, at least based on comments made by Disney CEO Bob Iger during a Q&A at a recent media event.
Last week, Disney announced it was taking a three-year break on feature films from the Star Wars franchise after the debut this December of J.J. Abrams' The Rise of Skywalker, which concludes the trilogy that began with 2015's The Force Awakens - and also serves as a finale for the overall "Skywalker Saga" that began with the 1977 original. Today, we have a little more information on the first of those films.
During the summit on Tuesday, Iger said that they thought, 'it would be smart of us to take a bit of a hiatus while we figure out what's next.
Fan speculation has posited that the new film (or films) will detail the Knights of the Old Republic era of Star Wars history, playing into Benioff and Weiss' established bona fides in tales of gallantry and battle.
"We're hard at work doing that already", he said.
"The conclusion that we reached is that three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and to reset, but to really gear up for the next film's release".
Iger said he hasn't seen the finished Rise of Skywalker yet, but he expects it will be extremely popular.
As for Rian Johnson's new trilogy, there has been no confirmation as to when those films may be slated for release.