Indiana Jones Eyed TV Series for Disney+ (EXCLUSIVE)

Indiana Jones Eyed TV Series for Disney+ (EXCLUSIVE)

Disney is actively trying to develop an Indiana Jones TV show for Disney+, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.

Mouse House and Lucasfilm have specifically mentioned the possibility of a streaming show set in the underworld traveling archeologist in general meetings with writers lately, sources say. They’re still looking for a writer to take on the project, so no plot details are available. Given that, it’s unknown if a series would serve as a prequel or spinoff to the film franchise, or if it would tie into the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film, similar to how Disney tied Marvel shows on Disney+ with Marvel Cinematic. Universe.

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The move to potentially develop an Indiana Jones show comes as Harrison Ford has said he is done with the character after the fifth film, which is due out in 2023. Additionally, sources say Disney is currently exploring a number of options to keep the franchise going, which could mean a series, new movies, other media or a combination of them.

Lucasfilm representatives declined to comment.

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If a series goes ahead, it wouldn’t be the first Indiana Jones show to air. “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” ran for two seasons on ABC from 1992-1993, with four TV specials that aired on The Family Channel (now Freeform) between 1994 and 1996. Ford made an appearance in one episode, but the series focused primarily on the character’s early years with Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier portraying him at different points in his life. George Hall played an aging Jones, closing every episode.

Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic pop culture characters of all time. Ford has played him in four blockbuster films to date – ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Temple of Doom’, ‘The Last Crusade’ and ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’. George Lucas and Philip Kaufman created the character, with Steven Spielberg having directed the first four films in the franchise. The fifth film is directed by James Mangold. Collectively, the four films have grossed nearly $1.3 billion worldwide.

The idea that Disney would want a show built around Indiana Jones is not surprising. The media conglomerate has been collecting the best-known IP from its catalog to build its streaming platform for years. In addition to the successful launch of its Marvel shows, Disney+ also has several live-action “Star Wars” series on its roster, including the hit series “The Mandalorian.” Other examples include “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” as well as upcoming shows like “Willow” and “The Muppets Mayhem.”

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