Lucasfilm Eyeing ‘Indiana Jones’ TV Series For Disney+

When Indiana Jones 5 finally opens next year, it’ll be the end of Harrison Ford’s run as the iconic adventurer. And that poses an interesting problem for Lucasfilm and Disney. How does the franchise continue without Ford? Do you pass the torch to another and reboot the franchise? Or perhaps a prequel movie of some kind? Well, the plan could be starting to take shape.

According to Variety, an Indiana Jones TV series is being eyed for Disney+, one that would be “set in the world of the globe-trotting archaeologist in general meetings with writers of late.” It’s way too early for details as writers are being sought who have a strong idea for the project.

Furthermore, “sources say Disney is currently exploring a number of options to keep the franchise going, which could mean a series, new films, other media, or a combination thereof.”

So would this be a prequel? A spinoff? Will it tie-into Indiana Jones 5 similar to Marvel’s shows do the MCU on the big screen? Everything is an unknown right now.

What it sounds like is that everything is on the table. We already sorta figured that, right? There’s no way Disney/Lucasfilm would let this franchise die. Something has to happen, and it might take some years before someone actually replaces Ford, but one day a new Indy will be named. Best to start preparing for that eventuallity now.

Travis Hopson
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