The Indiana Jones franchise has been around for decades, though it may finally be put to bed with the latest entry.
It's clear that Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is being prepared to give the archaeologist a swan song, though it's also clear that Lucasfilm doesn't want the ride to end. This can easily lead to disaster, although there is a way it can work.
Kathleen Kennedy has put forth the idea of an Indiana Jones TV series, namely one that does not include actor Harrison Ford in the role. It sounds almost sacrilege, and given the track record of recent Lucasfilm shows, there's ample reason to be skeptical.
Perhaps the only way for the plan to work is to move things back in time in a different way than Dial of Destiny, which features adventures from before the indie debut.
Given the somewhat muted reception so far toward Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, a TV show spinoff may not be what the franchise needs.
After all, given the seeming finality of the movie, a TV series would pretty much come off as a cash grab, trying to inorganically extend the life of the franchise.
Some fans already felt that the conclusion of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was more than satisfying, as it involved literally gallantly riding off into the sunset.
That, along with comments from Kathleen Kennedy about replacing Ford in the role, said that a TV show could certainly be doomed right out of the gate.
Moviegoers love Indiana Jones, nicknamed Harrison Ford. While he has been portrayed by other, younger actors in previous TV spinoffs and prequels (none of whom made a memorable splash), he is definitely and inextricably linked with Ford.