News of a potential Disney+ series set in the world of Indiana Jones has caused some surprise in recent days , and now the very first details may have leaked online.

Guest of The Hot Mic , the usually well-informed Jeff Sneider has in fact revealed that the show – according to his sources – will revolve around Abner Ravenwood , and will therefore be a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark .

For the uninitiated, Abner Ravenwood is the father of Marion Ravenwood , Indy ‘s historical love , with whom he marries at the end of The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull . He is therefore the grandfather of their son, Mutt .

This is a character that has never appeared in films, but has been mentioned several times: we know that he was the main mentor of the archaeologist during his studies, therefore an important figure in his life. Since of Abnerwe know very little, the series would have a lot of freedom of action to narrate the adventures, and also to cast the interpreter. Also, since the first film in the saga is set in 1936, the plot could take place in the 1920s, if not the 10s. Obviously it’s just a hypothesis, so take it with a grain of salt.

It seems that Disney and Lucasfilm talked about this project during meetings with various screenwriters, but they are still in the very early stages of conception. On the other hand, Indiana Jones 5 will be the last interpretation of Harrison Ford in the role of the great adventurer, and the House of Mickey Mouse wants to look for other ways to continue the franchise. If Phoebe Waller-Bridge continued the film saga as a new protagonist, a possible series could instead expand the narrative universe in other directions.

The American release of the film is scheduled for June 30, 2023 . We will keep you posted.

Indiana Jones on television

Obviously it would not be the first time that the world of the archaeologist has appeared on the small screen. The series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones aired on ABC from 1992 to 1993, while four television films were made between 1994 and 1996 for The Family Channel (now Freeform ). Indy was played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier , depending on his age. George Hall lent him the face of an old man, for the closing of each episode.