The new series Ahsoka has recently begun its seven-week run Disney+and therefore also fans of the war of stars Franchises have once again been invited to a galaxy far, far away. The new series serves as a live-action sequel to many of the franchise’s best-loved animated series, such as The clone wars And rebels. The series stars Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano, with characters like Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) also making their live-action debuts.
The first two episodes of the series were mostly well received by critics and fans, with the classic being particularly praised war of stars Atmosphere and the performances of the main actors.
Ahsoka also represents a major shift for Disney+ as a platform. Since the service’s launch in late 2019, it’s been notorious for the time when new episodes of its weekly series were released. Many of the service’s most popular shows, most notably his war of stars Series and those set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are released weekly at midnight PST / 3:00 p.m. EST, typically Tuesday nights through Wednesdays. This has made it very difficult for fans in North America to watch the new episodes as soon as they are available and has dampened some conversations surrounding the new shows.
However with AhsokaDisney+ is testing a new release strategy in hopes of sparking more discussion and weekly anticipation for the series. Here’s how this new release date could have a dramatic impact on the future of Disney+:
A more accessible TV time
New episodes of war of stars Series, Ahsoka, have pushed back their release time to a much more convenient time for North American audiences. Instead of starting the premiere at midnight PST, Tuesday night’s time was moved six hours earlier to 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. This drop time is much more accessible to general viewers. While it could sadly put international audiences in a more difficult release schedule, it means that fans in North America You no longer have to stay up until midnight or later to eagerly tune in to the latest installment in the new series.
Previously, midnight airtime had resulted in staggered viewership for Disney+ shows. Some die-hard fans stayed up late or got up early to catch the latest episodes of the series that was airing The Mandalorian, Loki, Obi-Wan Kenobi, or moon knight. However, a majority of viewers would have to find some time elsewhere to watch the episode.
Some watched at breakfast in the morning while others ended up waiting until the next evening or some other time in the following days. On the surface, this would not pose much of a problem; The real problem, however, lies in the speed at which spoilers spread across the internet.
Due to this late-night release time, social media would be immediately inundated overnight with spoilers for the series’ latest installment. In addition to the frustration of having the new episode of the series accidentally spoiled upon waking up, it has also left many viewers feeling like they’ve missed something.
Fans who didn’t stay up late or got up obscenely early to watch the show felt they were already falling behind, which in turn made it easier to procrastinate the new episodes and prioritize others easier – accessible content instead.
By releasing at a more convenient time for North American audiences, Ahsoka doesn’t have this problem. For the first time since Disney+ launched, it’s become easier for American audiences to watch the latest episode of a series as it’s released. Not only does this create an even playing field for many fans since significantly more people are watching at the same time and thereby not have to worry about the overall spoiler landscape on social media, but it also makes it easier for viewers to watch the series socially. It’s much easier for fans to organize watch parties with their friends when new episodes come out in the evening than at midnight or beyond.
Encourage more conversation
Additionally, this new release timing is also likely to have a dramatic impact on the amount of conversation that arises around it Ahsoka. This exact release timing has been the norm for new shows on HBO for years, and the platform has found tremendous success as a result. Because this makes the series appointment television.
Each new episode is a weekly event that everyone can tune into at the same time. This approach has resulted in a passionate fan base surrounding many of HBO’s biggest shows, e.g successor And game of Thrones. For fans of these shows, the weekly entertainment took place at the same time every Sunday night. With this change on Disney+, war of stars Fans can now experience the same excitement Ahsoka.
This also allows Ahsoka to make a bigger impact on social media at the weekly premiere. In recent years, Disney+ shows have struggled to make a name for themselves on social media as the times viewers watch the show have fluctuated wildly. There was never an immediate and significant influx of social media conversation surrounding a new episode from critics, fans, and casual viewers alike. game of Thrones And successor thrived on those kinds of conversations right after each new episode, which in turn led to these shows trending on social media every week. Change in release time for this new one war of stars show allowed Ahsoka to achieve the same effect.
If this release strategy is carried over to other Disney+ shows Ahsokait’s likely that the service’s new shows will see a noticeable increase in viewership and conversations. While Disney+ got off to a good start, it’s clear that the streamer has lost some momentum in terms of excitement surrounding its new shows. New Marvel and war of stars The performance of shows in general isn’t as good as it used to be, with fewer and fewer people committing to staying up late for new episodes, but this changing factor of making their release an event at the same reasonable time each week will likely to have a huge impact positive effect.
Upcoming shows like the second season of Lokias well as Percy Jackson and the OlympiansAnd The war of stars series The Acolyte are likely to perform much better if people can look at them at an appropriate time and then immediately start a conversation about them.