Indiana Jones will be heading to Disney+ with his very own TV series.
According to Variety, Disney and Lucasfilm are “actively” looking to potentially develop a new TV show starring the legendary archaeologist… but it’s unclear whether Harrison Ford is involved.
The show is reportedly very early in development with no writer currently attached, so plot details are non-existent. It’s also unknown whether the show will act as a prequel or spin-off to the popular film franchise which is set to continue with Indiana Jones 5 in 2023.
Both Disney and Lucasfilm have reportedly been bringing up the possibility of a show set within the Indiana Jones universe.
Quite what that means remains to be seen… but Ford is unlikely to be involved. After all, he already hinted that he’s hanging up his fedora after Indiana Jones 5.
“This is it,” said Ford during an appearance at Disney’s D23. “I will not fall down for you again. But thank you so much.”
“Thank you for making these films such an incredible experience for all of us,” he said. “I’m very proud to say to say that this one is fantastic… Indiana Jones movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about heart. We have a really great story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your ass.”
Whether or not Ford returns, Disney won’t be giving up Indiana Jones without a fight.
The studio is reportedly exploring other options to continue the franchise, which could mean a new series, new films, other media, or all of those. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time Indiana Jones has headed to TV.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles debuted in 1992, focusing on a young Indy as played by both Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier. George Hall played an elderly Indiana Jones who appeared at the start and end of every episode.
It’s certainly no surprise that Disney would want to keep the franchise going, and with a variety of successful Marvel and Star Wars TV shows of late, it could well be another feather in Disney’s cap.
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