'Star Wars' Variety Show Launches Online From Lucasfilm, Disney

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Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley

The series will cover the latest news and updates from the popular Disney franchise.

Star Wars fans have a new way to stay up-to-date on the latest news from the beloved franchise. 

Beginning this week, several Star Wars outlets, including the franchise's official YouTube channel and website, will stream a weekly variety show devoted to recapping all of the updates and announcements around the property. 

New episodes of The Star Wars Show will post every Wednesday at 12 p.m. PT. During each seven-minute show, hosts Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley will discuss the latest Star Wars headlines and talk with celebrity superfans and other special guests.

Although Disney-owned Maker Studios has been entrusted with developing some short-form series for the franchise, The Star Wars Show comes directly from Lucasfilm and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. That direct relationship will give the series, which is being produced out of Lucasfilm's San Francisco headquarters, access to exclusive news, never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes looks at stories from across the Star Wars galaxy, including the films, TV series, books, comics and more. 

"There's an abundance of Star Wars news and information right now and for the forseeable future," said Mickey Capoferri, senior director of content and programming at Lucasfilm. "The Star Wars Show will be the place for new and old fans to engage with every aspect of the franchise in fun and authentic ways." 

The show will stream on YouTube, at StarWars.com and via the Star Wars app. Additional content will be made available across Star Wars social channels.