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‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew’ Reportedly Delayed

In April, during Star Wars Celebration, it was announced that “Skeleton Crew” will arrive on Disney+ at an unspecified point in 2023.

The series stars Jude Law and is created and executive-produced by director Jon Watts and writer Chris Ford.

Many anticipated the series to premiere in November/December, a notion supported by Jaleel White, who portrays a pirate in “Skeleton Crew”.

Yet, when the April announcement stated that “Skeleton Crew” would premiere in 2023, the writers’ strike hadn’t even commenced, and the actors’ strike was still several months in the future.

As per BespinBulletin.com, the release of “Star Wars: Skeleton Crew” has been postponed to an unspecified date in 2024. The site noted the possibility of a further delay, potentially stretching to fall 2024, but advised not to give too much credence to this speculation at this time.

Although “Skeleton Crew” has finished shooting, it seems reasonable that Disney might opt to delay the series due to its hefty production costs and their preference to have the cast actively promote the show, a strategy currently hampered by the ongoing Hollywood strikes.

The outlet further noted that the existing timetable for Star Wars live-action content is both fluctuating and adaptable owing to the ongoing strikes by SAG-AFTRA and WGA, which is understandable.

Consequently, other series slated for a 2024 release, including “The Acolyte,” the High Republic era series crafted by “Russian Doll’s” Leslye Headland, as well as the second and concluding season of “Andor,” might potentially experience delays.

Skeleton Crew” follows the journey of four kids who make a mysterious discovery on their seemingly safe home planet, then get lost in a strange and dangerous galaxy. Finding their way home—and meeting unlikely allies and enemies—will be a greater adventure than they ever imagined.

Jon Watts and Christopher Ford are showrunners and executive produce along with Favreau, Filoni, Kennedy and Wilson. Gilchrist and Beck serve as co-executive producers. John Bartnicki and Susan McNamara are producers. 

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