Hello everyone, your friendly neighborhood, Professor Hulk, here. I’m about to drop some knowledge of some exciting stuff in the film and TV world. Last week we shared with you details on a Court Of Owls project. This week, we’re talking about a Star Wars Disney+ series.

We’ve exclusively learned that Disney is developing an adaptation of their popular Star Wars Novel, Lost Stars.

Lost Stars was written by Claudia Gray and originally published in 2015. It was a part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens book series. The novel follows two Imperial Academy recruits as they are thrust into the Imperial conflict with the Rebellion. It closely follows the Battle of Jakku and events before it. Here’s the publisher’s summary of the novel.

The reign of the Galactic Empire has reached the Outer Rim planet of Jelucan, where aristocratic Thane Kyrell and rural villager Ciena Ree bond over their love of flying. Enrolling at the Imperial Academy together to become fighter pilots for the glorious Empire is nothing less than a dream come true for the both of them. But Thane sours on the dream when he sees firsthand the horrific tactics the Empire uses to maintain its ironclad rule.

Bitter and disillusioned, Thane joins the fledgling Rebellion — putting Ciena in an unbearable position to choose between her loyalty to the Empire and her love for the man she’s known since childhood.

Now on opposite sides of the war, will these friends turned foes find a way to be together, or will duty tear them — and the galaxy — apart?

Why Lost Stars?

My sources share that after the success of Star Wars: Visions, the company is looking for more animated projects. An adaptation of Lost Stars was near the top of their list. Lost Stars is one of the highest-reviewed and well-regarded novels of the new era of Star Wars publishing. It was marketed as a young adult book but had plenty for adult readers as well. Because of this, it didn’t get as big of an audience as it deserves.

Like Star Wars: Visions, the show will be animated. However, it will most likely not be Anime influenced and will follow a more consistent visual style.

There’s currently no cast or firm release information, but we’ll share more as the show develops.

So, what do you think about Disney adapting Lost Stars?

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