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Here’s all the ‘Star Wars’ content releasing in 2022

The Force seems kind of forced these days but we’re still about it.

words by: Alee Kwong
Nov 30, 2021

Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 for just a little over $4 billion and they are fighting tooth and nail to make every cent of that acquisition worth it. Since the debut of Disney’s streaming service in late-2019, Disney+, we’ve received three anthology series (The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, and Star Wars: Visions), one documentary series (Disney Gallery – Star Wars: The Mandalorian), and three visual/audio ambiance series (Star Wars: Galaxy of Sounds, Star Wars: Biomes, and Star Wars: Vehicle Flythroughs).

 

Disney has no plans to stop the creation of new Star Wars content. With plans to steer slightly further away from the classic Skywalker saga and expand their galactic scope, Disney and Lucasfilm will be bringing us a wave of new series with storylines revolving around familiar faces from prior Star Wars series. The majority of these series don’t have an official release date, but most of them are slated to debut on Disney+ within the 2022-2023 timeframe.

 

The Book of Boba Fett

 

Release date: December 29, 2021

Steering (relatively) clear of the Skywalker’s saga doesn’t necessarily mean ignoring the important figures that we met along the way. The show will pick up at the bookmark from The Mandalorian season 2, following the journey of the infamous bounty hunter, where it was revealed he survived the sarlacc pit from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and saved Fennec Shand from her injury in season 1 of The Mandalorian. Temuera Morrison is returning to lead the series as Boba Fett alongside Ming-Na Wen as Shand. You can watch the official trailer here.

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

Release date: January 1, 2022

One of the most legendary Jedi masters is back in this new series that will be set a decade after Revenge of the Sith, with Obi-Wan Kenobi watching over Luke Skywalker on the desert planet of Tatooine. It has been confirmed that Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will be coming back to face each other as Jedi master and former Padawan (now turned Sith) along with Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse returning as Owen and Benu Lars. Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine are also listed as the cast although their roles are unlisted.

 

Andor

 

Release date: 2022

Andor is set up as a prequel series to the 2016 anthology film, Rogue One — which timeline-wise falls right before the events in 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The main protagonist, Cassian Andor, is a rebel spy who’s espionage adventures will be highlighted in the new series. Like many of the new live-action Disney+ series, plot lines are incredibly hush-hush, but actor and series co-producer Diego Luna told Deadline, ““You’ll definitely see familiar faces. I can tell you about this project like no other because I can’t spoil the ending if you’ve seen [Stars Wars: Rogue One] already. No matter what I say, I can’t ruin the ending.”

 

The Mandalorian – Season 3

 

Release date: 2022

The Mandalorian season 2 left us with a major cliffhanger, with the Mandalorian himself removing his helmet in a tearful goodbye to Grogu as he was being passed off to the young Jedi, Luke Skywalker. The third season to the insanely successful series is reportedly in production right now. On Good Morning America, Filoni said, “It’s exciting, we’re both working on [Mandalorian Season 3], we’re working on Boba Fett right now, so there’s a lot of new adventures coming up,” he added, “”I have to be careful, I can’t really say anything specific, but I think the Force will be strong with it. Let’s just say that.”

 

Ahsoka

 

Release date: TBA

Ahsoka Tano, the popular Padawan originally introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the animated series) will be receiving the solo treatment in her own limited series. The live-action iteration of Ahsoka (played by Rosario Dawson) emerged in The Mandalorian season 2. Dave Filoni originally masterminded the character and the limited series will be written by him as well — so you already know that this entire series will border perfection. Anakin Skywalker will return in this series.

 

The Acolyte

 

Release date: TBA

Rewind to February 2020, Disney revealed a new range of Star Wars stories based around the High Republic and set 200 years prior to The Phantom Menace. The High Republic era was the height of power for the Galactic Republic, and the Jedi were much more active during this time than at the end of the Jedi Order seen in the prequel trilogy. Described by showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll) as a “mystery thriller”, The Acolyte will pick up the High Republic narrative on Disney+ but, as one of the newer projects on the roster, little is currently known about the project.

 

Lando

 

Release date: TBA

While the original Lando Calrissian (played by Billy Dee Williams) was introduced as Han Solo’s backstabbing, clothes-stealing “frenemy” in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), we got the opportunity to meet a young Lando (played by Donald Glover) in 2018’s Solo — the Han Solo origin story. Justin Simien (Dear White People) will be developing the series and it’s said that it will walk through the events that both Billy Dee Williams and Donald Glover’s Lando experienced.

 

A Droid Story

 

Release date: TBA

While it is said that the original Star Wars trilogy is told from the perspective of droids, this new Disney+ series will bring back the two droids that started it all: C-3PO and R2-D2. Along with an undisclosed hero, they will star in this droid-centered series. We know next to nothing about what we can expect, but apparently it will blend Star Wars animation with the renowned work of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic division.

 

The Bad Batch – Season 2

 

Release date: 2022

Just like Ahsoka Tano, Clone Force 99 (the “bad batch” of Clone Troopers) were first introduced to audiences in the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Following the uproar success of season one, Dave Filoni (by the way, prepare to hear this name a lot — he’s the saving grace of Star Wars) said, “The entire Lucasfilm Animation team and I would like to thank Disney + and our fans for the opportunity to continue telling the story of the Bad Batch.”

 

In the meantime, if you’re trying to live your own Star Wars adventure, the new immersive Galactic Starship Hotel will be opening at Walt Disney World in March 2022.

 

Photos via Screen Rant, Disney/Lucasfilm