Lucasfilm is looking to bring Indiana Jones to the small screen again, via a new show reportedly in development for Disney+.
The fifth and final Indiana Jones movie isn’t even in theaters, but according to reports, Lucasfilm is already looking at the next generation of archaeologist adventures, via a new television series aimed for Disney+ at some point in the future.
The show is currently being developed, with Disney and Lucasfilm apparently looking for the right writer to take the lead, according to sources. Variety reported that, given its current state, it’s undecided what relationship the show will have to the beloved movie franchise, with both prequel and sequel being potential options. The only other time Indiana Jones was featured on the small screen was in the 1992 series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
I was a big fan of the Young Indy series, but even though I enjoyed it, it had its slow parts. If a new series is going to succeed on it’s own merits and not just the legacy of the name, it’s going to need to have excitement built into it, as well as a story befitting our hero.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will see Harrison Ford return to the role for what is expected to be his final time; it’s scheduled for release in June 2023.