Johnny Depp’s Pirates Of The Caribbean character Jack Sparrow will feature in a new television series.
Disney is reportedly planning to make a TV spin-off of the swashbuckling franchise with Sparrow as its main character.
A source tells British newspaper The Daily Star, “The idea is that we focus on a much younger Jack Sparrow and show fans how he became a famous pirate.
“The film has been such a success with spin-offs such as toys and video games and books, it only seems right to do a TV series.”
It is hoped a host of high profile celebrities will provide the voiceover for the series. The source adds, “Since the film attracted guests like of Keith Richards, you can imagine the stars who will want to pop up in the television show.”
The film starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley has become one of the most popular movie franchises and made the character Jack Sparrow the biggest cinema icon for the past decade.
Curse of the Black Pearl, the first in the trilogy, grossed $654 million worldwide. Dead Man’s Chest, despite getting mixed reviews from the critics, became the fastest film to reach the $1 billion mark.
When released on DVD Dead Man’s Chest sold 10.5 million copies in its first week making it the biggest home video debut in 2006.
Summer 2007 brought At World’s End, the final film in the trilogy, and to date it has grossed $939 million at the worldwide box office, making it the largest gossing movie of the year so far.