A new report offers a few more details as to what Disney has in store for its upcoming Netflix rival. The company last August had announced plans to debut its own streaming service in 2019 with content like Star Wars, Marvel movies, Disney and Pixar films. This week Deadline offered a sneak peek into the service’s initial slate of content, which will include four to five original movies and five TV shows in its first year.
The production of the shows may cost up to $25 million to $35 million for 10 episodes, though a more ambitious series could go up to $100 million, the report said.
In terms of feature film content, Deadline got hold of a variety of projects including “Don Quixote,” “Lady and the Tramp” (directed by Julia Hart) “The Paper Magician,” “Stargirl,” “Togo” (directed by Ericson Core), “3 Men and a Baby,” “Sword and the Stone,” and “Timmy Failure (with Tom McCarthy involved).
In post-production are a Mark Waters-directed film “Magic Camp,” and the Mark Lawrence-directed Noelle with Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, and Shirley MacLaine.
On the TV side, Disney is a making a “High School Musical” series, an animated “Monsters Inc.” series, a Marvel live-action series, and a “Star Wars” live-action series.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney is actually developing multiple Star Wars series; one was already known to be a live-action series.
Deadline also reported that Disney will not be pulling its Marvel series from Netflix for the time being.
There will be no R-rated content on the streaming service, instead, that content will stream on Hulu.