LucasFilm developing ‘Indiana Jones’ series for Disney+

Variety is reporting that Disney is actively developing an Indiana Jones TV show for Disney Plus.

Disney and Lucasfilm have specifically been bringing up the possibility of a streaming show set in the world of the globe trotting archaeologist in general meetings with writers of late, sources say. They are still looking for a writer to take on the project, thus no plot details are available. Given that, it is unknown if a series would serve as a prequel to or spinoff of the film franchise, or if it would tie into the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film, similar to how Disney has tied its Marvel shows on Disney+ into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It is unclear whether Harrison Ford woulf appear in the potential series having previously stated he was retiring from the role following the upcoming Indiana Jones 5.

Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic pop culture characters of all time. Ford has played him in four blockbuster films to date — “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Temple of Doom,” “The Last Crusade,” and “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” George Lucas and Philip Kaufman created the character, with Stephen Spielberg having directed the first four films in the franchise. The fifth film is directed by James Mangold. Collectively, the four films have grossed nearly $1.3 billion worldwide.

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