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Lucasfilm and Disney launching ‘The Star Wars Show’ online

/ 09:04 AM May 12, 2016
In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Droid characters from "Star Wars", BB-8, from left, R2-D2, and C-3PO speak at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. "The Star Wars Show" is debuting Wednesday, May 11, 2016, on YouTube, Facebook, StarWars.com and other online channels. Lucasfilm says the weekly series will celebrate "the franchise, fans and fun of the world of 'Star Wars.'" AP FILE PHOTO

In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Droid characters from “Star Wars”, BB-8, from left, R2-D2, and C-3PO speak at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “The Star Wars Show” is debuting Wednesday, May 11, 2016, on YouTube, Facebook, StarWars.com and other online channels. Lucasfilm says the weekly series will celebrate “the franchise, fans and fun of the world of ‘Star Wars.'” AP FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES — The Force is so strong with the “Star Wars” franchise that Lucasfilm and Disney are producing a weekly online video series about it.

“The Star Wars Show” is debuting Wednesday on YouTube, Facebook, StarWars.com and other online channels. Lucasfilm says the weekly series will celebrate “the franchise, fans and fun of the world of ‘Star Wars.'”

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While there are already several ongoing online series dedicated to “Star Wars” fandom, Lucasfilm says “The Star Wars Show” will stand out by offering exclusive news, never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes looks at “Star Wars” films, shows and games.

“The Star Wars Show” will be hosted by actor and “Star Wars” superfan Peter Townley and StarWars.com digital communications manager Andi Gutierrez.

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