The next episode: can TV breathe new life into struggling Star Wars?

With recent film outings suffering a backlash from rabid fans, Disney is hoping that a new breed of series set in a galaxy far, far away will ensure the saga’s future

The big-screen presence of the Star Wars universe has suffered a wobble in recent years, to say the least. After the lukewarm reception of Solo and the cultural backlash against The Last Jedi – never mind its critical and financial success – Disney hasn’t taken long to scale back its aspirations. A rumoured Obi-Wan movie and James Mangold’s Boba Fett project were both cancelled, and a future trilogy to be helmed by Rian Johnson is little more than a promise at this point.

Instead, it increasingly looks like the future of Star Wars is on the small screen. And after a bombastic sneak peek at spin-off series The Mandalorian and a new trailer for the revitalised Clone Wars,
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