Grogu is shocked that the Lego Star Wars series was discontinued!
The Walt Disney Company’s streaming platform has become the hub of all things new across brands such as Marvel and Star Wars. Disney+ was launched on November 19, 2019, and has been enjoying a two-year anniversary. Content is dropping fast and Disney Parks all over the world are joining the fun with special firework displays, exclusive merchandise and rare Disney characters.
Yet, despite the Disney streamer’s extensive library of television shows and movies, some of the content on Disney+ is fluid, meaning it can come and go depending on the agreement made when the entertainment was first placed on the platform. And in a rather confusing turn of events, one Star Wars series has vanished…
Disney+ arrived back in November 2019 with Disney and Lucasfilm’s headlining TV show, The Mandalorian set in the Star Wars universe from showrunner Jon Favreau. Since that first new entry into the galaxy far, far, away, Star Wars has gone on to release The Bad Batch from Dave Filoni and more recently, Robert Rodriguez’s The Book of Boba Fett starring Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand). These shows are bright and exciting and explore some of Star Wars’ mysterious timeline gaps and other events. One non-canon show has been removed from the streaming service.
Lego Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures was first shown on Disney XD on 2016 and features three siblings (Rowan Kordi and Zander), who are able to salvage ship parts and sell them at their space station workshop, the Wheel. Taking place between the events of Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983), this Star Wars story sees the group get caught up in the war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance when Rowan discovers his connection to the Force.
The Lego Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures was aired for two seasons between 2016 and 2017. A series of shorts was also released in 2017. However, for those fans wanting to consume as much Star Wars content as possible while they await the next installment in The Book of Boba Fett, or the rest of Lucasfilm’s upcoming shows like Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Diego Luna’s Andor, and The Bad Batch Season 2, they will have to cross Lego Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures off of their list. Disney+ has removed both seasons, but confusedly has kept the shorts.
Arguably, new fans to the Freemaker story won’t be able to enjoy the shorts without having seen the previous two seasons, leaving this decision even stranger. What could have happened, as with other streaming services like Netflix and the United Kingdom’s NOW, contracts and agreements drawn up prior to its Disney+ debut may mean it has to go elsewhere for a short period of time. Marvel fans know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man franchise tripped over other territories before finally landing a deal at Netflix and Disney+.
Credit: Lucasfilm/LEGO Star Wars
Disney+ has a lot of content that can be enjoyed by those who have missed Lego Star Wars The Resistance Rises and Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.
It won’t be long until Star Wars fans will see the return of Darth Vader as Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to reveal the rematch of the century. Ahsoka will then continue her hunt to find Grand Admiral Thrawn, possibly in 2023.
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