While we are currently enjoying new episodes of “Ahsoka” every week, there is another Star Wars show waiting in the wings ready to arrive on Disney+ called “Skeleton Crew”, which follows the journey of four kids who make a mysterious discovery on their seemingly safe home planet, then get lost in a strange and dangerous galaxy. Finding their way home—and meeting unlikely allies and enemies—will be a greater adventure than they ever imagined.

This new series stars Jude Law, along with Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, Robert Timothy Smith, Tunde Adebimpe and Kerry Condon. Jon Watts and Christopher Ford are the showrunners and executive producers along with Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Chris Buongiomo, Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve also as co-executive producers. John Bartnicki and Susan McNamara are producers. Directors include Watts, David Lowery, the Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Jake Schreier, Bryce Dallas Howard and Lee Isaac Chung.

Earlier this year, at the Star Wars Celebration event in London, it was revealed that the show would be released exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.   Fans at the event also got to see some footage from the series (it looks a lot of fun!), which wrapped filming earlier this year.  However, since then, we’ve not had any more updates about the show. But, according to the Bespin Bulletin, the show is apparently going to be delayed into 2024.

Since the return of Bob Iger as Disney’s CEO, we’ve seen them drastically reduce costs and try to fix some of the company has problems. With Star Wars, there have been many issues that Disney has been looking to correct, including refocusing efforts on theatrical releases and at Star Wars Celebration, three new films were revealed to be in development, including one that would be a crossover event of the Dave Filoni shows such as “Ahsoka”, “The Mandalorian” and the upcoming “Skeleton Crew” series.

Disney is also looking to pull back on how many Star Wars titles are released in the future, to reduce costs but also to stop the general franchise fatigue that the brand is suffering from, following too many series being released too close together. This is also being done at other divisions at Disney, including Marvel Studios and when you throw in the issues from the writer’s/actor’s strikes causing delays, spreading out the content they’ve already got filmed is going to be needed in 2024.

And around New Year’s, Disney ran a promotional video highlighting some of the shows heading to Disney+ in 2023 and “Skeleton Crew” wasn’t included. However, another version of the video was leaked onto the internet that had included the show, so the release window for the show seems to have been in flux for some time.

So the rumour of “Skeleton Crew” being delayed into 2024, doesn’t seem too surprising, but it’s unknown how long the delay will be, a few months, or possibly a whole year until the fall of 2024. Disney does have another show scheduled for 2024, “The Acolyte”, which has completed filming, but the second season of “Andor” has suffered from some delays in wrapping filming due to the actor’s strike.  And the fourth season of “The Mandalorian” can’t move forward until the strikes are over.

For the past few years, we’ve been enjoying multiple Star Wars series on Disney+ being released every year, but it does look like things will be slowing down.

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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: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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