The upcoming intergalactic tv show is expected to cost $100 million for 10 episodes, or $10 million an episode. Comparing the price tag to other TV shows, the most recent season of Game of Thrones also cost $10 million an episode. Disney is surely banking on the show to help drive customers to try their new streaming service when it debuts.
This will be Disney’s first response to Solo, which bombed in theaters, so quality is key for this series. Also, Episode IX comes out in late 2019, so Disney will not want the series to damage excitement for that film.
This live-action show, directed by Jon Favreau, is set seven years after Return of the Jedi. The series is expected to debut with Disney’s streaming service in 2019.