Disney+ streaming service will launch in 2019

Disney has announced the official name of its upcoming streaming service along with a few shows that are set to be aired on the platform.

“The Walt Disney Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be called Disney+,” revealed the company online.

Though Disney+ will work much like streaming services such as Netflix, it seems that its content will be exclusively Disney, with live action shows based on the Star Wars and Marvel worlds also being revealed in the announcement.

The Star Wars show will be the second live action series adaptation of the famous story, based on “the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.

Meanwhile, Marvel’s series will focus on “fan favourite” Loki, Thor’s infamous brother, who will be played by original movie actor Tom Hiddleston.

“The new projects join an impressive slate of films and series planned for Disney+ that includes new stories set in the worlds of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel’s High School Musical,” Disney explained further.

Disney+ is set to be launched in the US at the end of next year.

Feature image: The Walt Disney Company

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