Indiana Jones is heading to Disney+ with her 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 if Harrison Ford is involved.
The show is said to be very early in development and no writer is currently attached, so plot details are non-existent. It’s also unclear whether the series will act as a prequel or spin-off to the popular film franchise which is set to continue with Indiana Jones 5 in 2023.
Disney and Lucasfilm have reportedly discussed the possibility of a show set in the Indiana Jones universe.
What that means remains to be seen… but Ford is unlikely to be involved. After all, he’s already hinted that he’s hanging up his hat after Indiana Jones 5.
“This is it,” Ford said during an appearance at Disney’s D23. “I will no longer fall for you. But thank you very much.
“Thank you for making these movies such an amazing experience for all of us,” he said. “I’m very proud to say that this one is fantastic… Indiana Jones movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about heart. We have a great story to tell, and a movie that will kick your ass.
Whether Ford returns or not, Disney won’t give up Indiana Jones without a fight.
The studio is reportedly exploring other options to continue the franchise, which could mean a new series, new movies, other media, or all of that. We’ll just have to wait and see.
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Of course, this wouldn’t be Indiana Jones’ first time heading to television.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles debuted in 1992, focusing on a young Indy starring both Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier. George Hall played an elderly Indiana Jones who appeared at the beginning and end of each episode.
It’s certainly no surprise that Disney wants to keep the franchise going, and with a variety of hit Marvel and Star Wars TV shows lately, that just might be another feather in Disney’s cap.
Want to know more about Indiana Jones? Check out the first official trailer for Indiana Jones 5 as well as the touching reunion between Indy and Short Round.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.