As we come to the end of 2023, Disney has revealed a number of new exclusive originals heading to Disney+ in the UK in 2024, which has confirmed that at least two new live-action Star Wars series are due to arrive on the streaming platform in 2024.

Those two shows include “Star Wars: The Acolyte”, which is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.

And, “Star Wars: Skeleton Crew”, which tells the story of four kids who find themselves lost in the vastness of the galaxy, trying to find their way home.

Also set to arrive on Disney+ in 2024 is the third and final season of the animated series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch”, which was confirmed at this year’s Star Wars Celebration event in London in April.  Fans in the room at the event, were treated to a special Season 3 teaser, which included a sneak peek at what is to come, including the return of Ming-Na Wen’s fan-favourite bounty hunter, Fennec Shand.  Plus, it was also revealed that the final mix of the show was recently completed.

However, one show missing from the Disney press release was the second and final season of “Star Wars: Andor”.  Earlier this year, during a panel about “Andor” at the Star Wars Celebration, the show’s creator, Tony Gilroy, expected the show to arrive on Disney+ about a year after production ended,

“We started shooting in November. We’re halfway. We will finish shooting in August, a year on post, and we’ll come out in the following August.” 

The actor’s strike, which started in July, caused a delay in production.  While the team tried to continue shooting as much as possible without the American actors, eventually, filming stopped, and it’s unknown when filming will resume to wrap up production.    

It’s also likely the second season will be bumped back into 2025 for some other reasons.  Recently, Disney CEO Bob Iger has spoken out about releasing too much Star Wars content and wants to shift the focus from Disney+ shows back to theatrical films. 

Disney is also looking to reduce the amount of money it spends on original programming, plus allowing fans more of a break from the franchise, since over the past few years, we’ve seen viewership decline across the shows as audiences became bored of Star Wars.   So spreading out “Andor” into 2025, would help fix many of these issues.

The second season will also consist of twelve episodes, with each three-episode block focusing on a year in the life of Cassian Andor, leading into the finale setting up the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and we all know what happens to Cassian in that film!

While a 2024 release for the second season of “Andor” is still possible, it does seem more likely it’s been pushed back into 2025.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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