Disney wants to make an ‘Indiana Jones’ TV series

Disney has already turned Marvel and Star Wars from movie franchises to Disney+ properties. Now they have reportedly begun to investigate the possibility of one Indiana Jones series. This news comes as the company finishes in fifth place Indiana Jones movies that were recently shot; Harrison Ford is set to star in the latest sequel, which will likely be his last outing in the character’s signature fedora.

According to Variety, Disney and Lucasfilm “have specifically brought up the possibility of a streaming show set in the globe-trotting archaeologist’s world at general meetings with writers lately.” This suggests that the concept is in extremely early stages, so it’s completely unclear if this show would reboot Indiana Jones concept, or be bound in some way to the future Indiana Jones 5.

This would not be the first Indiana Jones TV series. George Lucas created The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles in 1992, which followed the adventures of young Indy at two different ages: as a young boy and as a teenager. The show ran for two seasons with 28 episodes plus a handful of TV movies.

James Mangold instructs Indiana Jones 5, and it looks like he’s a good fit. He has helped a number of extremely successful films, e.g Logan, 3:10 to Yumaand Walk the Line. George Lucas had actually been working on a potential five Indiana Jones before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney, but nothing ever came of it. David Koepp and Jonathan Kasdan also jumped on the project to write for a while, but that script was also scrapped. The current version was written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Technically, Steven Spielberg is the only director the series has ever had, but that ends with this post. He left the director’s chair back in 2020, taking a producer role instead.

Indiana Jones 5 will be released in theaters on June 30, 2023.

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