As Lucasfilm continues to find success on Disney+ with The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, Visions, and The Book of Boba Fett. The studio is continuing to focus on new content for the streamer with already announced projects such as Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Acolyte, and Ahsoka. Now, thanks to a new report, the studio may be adapting one of their popular novels.
According to That Hashtag Show, Lucasfilm and Disney+ are reportedly developing an adaptation of their popular Star Wars Novel, Lost Stars. The site goes on to say the project will be an animated series.
The news wouldn’t come as a surprise as last month, n a post shared to Reddit, it was revealed that Canadian animation company ICON Creative Studio (Eleanor of Avalon) made a November LinkedIn post asking for applicants to work in “Modeling/Texturing,” “Rigging” and “Animation” on a joint-production with Lucasfilm. No other details were provided on what type of content these animators would be making, or, if the content is Star Wars-related. That said, previous reports have floated the internet stating Lucasfilm would dive into more animated-related projects. The studio is also in development on an animated Droids series.
Published in 2015 and written by Claudia Gray, Lost Stars is considered canon and is set before, during, and after the events of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, in which the Galactic Empire has tightened its stranglehold on systems in the Outer Rim while the Rebel Alliance also grows in strength. The novel depicts the story of two childhood friends, Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell, who end up on opposite sides of the conflict: Thane defects to the Rebel Alliance, while Ciena stays in the Galactic Empire. While the two struggle to reconcile their loyalty to the organizations with their friendship with each other, a romance blossoms between the two.
Lost Stars has met with an overwhelmingly positive reception from Star Wars fans. As of November 29, 2015, the title held an overall average rating of 4.7 / 5 stars at Amazon.com, with 423 reviews and 83% of reviewers giving the title 5 stars.