Disney Confirms 4 New Star Wars Shows for 2024
Posted By: Sophia Andrew
Posted On: January 1, 2024
Disney has officially confirmed four new Star Wars shows slated for release on Disney+ in 2024. The Star Wars universe had a busy 2023 with releases including The Mandalorian Season 3, The Bad Batch Season 2, and Ahsoka. Additionally, the Star Wars Celebration featured significant announcements, including Dave Filoni’s MandoVerse crossover movie.
Initially, there were expectations for five new shows on Disney+ in the coming year. However, plans have been revised, and now audiences can anticipate four exciting additions to the Star Wars lineup.
Another MandoVerse Tale
The release of Skeleton Crew initially announced for 2023, has been pushed into 2024, likely due to the impact of the writers’ and actors’ strikes that have affected the entertainment industry. The series features a cast led by Jude Law, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Robert Timothy Smith, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, and Kyriana Kratter.
While the exact plot of the show remains a mystery, the official synopsis hints at a story where four kids discover their home planet, leading them to become lost in “a strange and dangerous galaxy.” Skeleton Crew’s first season is anticipated to consist of eight episodes.
A Sith-Led Story
The highly anticipated Star Wars Disney+ series, The Acolyte, is set to debut in 2024 and will mark the franchise’s first live-action project set in the High Republic era, specifically toward its conclusion. Notably, the show will revolve around a Sith-led narrative, making it a distinctive addition to the Star Wars universe.
While specific plot details are still under wraps, previous confirmations suggest that the series will include a Wookie Jedi and focus on a story where a Padawan reunites with their Jedi master to investigate a series of crimes.
The Acolyte boasts a star-studded cast, featuring names such as Dafne Keen, Amandla Stenberg, Jodie Turner-Smith, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lee Jung-jae, and more. Fans can anticipate an immersive journey into the High Republic era with this unique and eagerly awaited Star Wars installment.
The Bad Batch Season 3
The End of the Clones?
The highly acclaimed animated Star Wars series, The Bad Batch, is set to conclude with its final season in 2024. Jennifer Corbett, the executive producer, recently confirmed the completion of the “final mix session” for Season 3, hinting at a potential release in the earlier parts of the upcoming year.
Season 2 left fans with a gripping cliffhanger, featuring Clone Force 99 facing challenges such as the loss of Tech, the kidnapping of Omega, and the revelation of another significant clone. As this upcoming season marks the conclusion of The Bad Batch’s story, expectations are running high.
The entire cast is expected to return, including Dee Bradley Baker and Michelle Ang, promising a thrilling and satisfying end to the animated series. Fans can look forward to the resolution of the intense storyline in the final season of The Bad Batch.
Tales of the Jedi Season 2
More Unique Stories
Unlike some other entries on this list, the arrival of Tales of the Jedi Season 2 was always anticipated. The first season chronicled the adventures of Ahsoka and Count Dooku across various periods of their lives. However, details about the characters in the upcoming episodes have not been disclosed.
Fans are hopeful that Tales of the Jedi will present unique and engaging stories in its new installments. Many have expressed a desire to see more stories from the High Republic era, making it a potential and exciting starting point for the next season.
What’s Coming for Star Wars in 2025?
While Diego Luna’s Andor Season 2 was initially anticipated for 2024, the delay may be disappointing for fans. However, given the critical acclaim for Season 1, there’s optimism that the extended wait will be worthwhile.
Looking ahead, fans can anticipate The Mandalorian Season 4 and potentially Ahsoka Season 2, although the continuation of Rosario Dawson’s show remains unconfirmed. If these projects come to fruition, a likely release window could be in 2025.
As Lucasfilm considers its animation slate post-The Bad Batch, there’s speculation about a series set in the High Republic era. Such a series could offer a more mature and serious tone, complementing the success of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures. The Star Wars universe continues to evolve, promising exciting content for fans in the years to come.