A Tron series from Oscar-winning writer John Ridley that was in development at Disney+ has now been scrapped. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney+ never officially greenlit the series, despite Ridley and his company having developed it “for several months.” Sources say the project was far to expensive, and that a Tron film for the big screen is still in the works.
In case you aren’t familiar, Tron is a cult 1982 sci-fi film starring Jeff Bridges about a computer programmer trapped inside a vicious computer game, which also spawned a cult 2010 sci-fi sequel Tron: Legacy and a 2012-2013 cult animated series Tron: Uprising.
Disney is said to be working on a sequel film Tron: Ascension, directed by Joseph Kosinski, which is going to see computer characters leaving the grid and coming into the real world.
This is one of the many projects recently scrapped by Disney for the streaming service including a Disney Villains series, Book of Enchantment and Josh Gad’s Muppet movie, Muppets Live Another Day.
Tron, Tron: Legacy, and Tron: Uprising are all available to stream now on Disney+.