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Indiana Jones TV show in the works; Disney, Lucasfilm associated

Harrison Ford plays Indiana Jones, a globe-trotting, daredevil archaeologist, in all the four films released to date and has already announced that the upcoming untitled fifth installment will be his final reprisal of the iconic role.

Indiana Jones TV show in the works; Disney, Lucasfilm associated
Harrison Ford in all his Indiana Jones glory
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Last Updated: 05.28 PM, Nov 10, 2022

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According to the latest reports, Disney is keenly developing a TV show based on the iconic Indian Jones character. While the project still lingers in the early development stage, Lucasfilm and The Mouse House, the two studios involved, are said to be in the process of bringing a writer on board and kicking things off at the earliest. As reported by Variety, the prospective series will be developed as a streaming show on Disney+.

Created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, Indian Jones first appeared in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark which eventually became the first entry to the hugely successful and popular Indiana Jones franchise. Raiders of the Lost Ark was directed by Steven Spielberg who went to helm the subsequent three other instalments - Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. 

Harrison Ford and George Lucas, circa 1980
Harrison Ford and George Lucas, circa 1980

Harrison Ford plays Indiana Jones, a globe-trotting, daredevil archaeologist, in all four films released to date and has already announced that the upcoming untitled fifth installment will be his final reprisal of the iconic role. James Mangold takes over the reins from Spielberg as the director of Indiana Jones 5.

As far as the TV show is concerned, it is unclear as yet whether the show would come as a prequel to the films or as a spinoff version. One could also expect it to be an extension of the narrative presented in the five films so far, similar to how Marvel has conceived its slate of web releases, but one would have to wait for the makers' official word on this. 

Regardless, this shall not be the first TV iteration of the Indiana Jones character. The 1989 film Last Crusade was followed by a moderately successful television series titled The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles which aired between 1992 and 1996. George Lucas served as the creator of the series which explored three different incarnations or timelines in the life of Indiana Jones.

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