Star Wars TV show may find a home at ABC


Star Wars 1313 Concept Art

Disney bought Lucasfilm. New Star Wars films on the way. You know the score.

It also looks like the, long in development, plans for a live action Star Wars TV show may be moving forward once more.

There have been scripts written for a long time as Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum, who enlisted writers such as Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore, a long time ago but it has always been too expensive to get off the ground.

The president of ABC Entertainment (which is owned by Disney) Paul Lee spoke to EW about the possibility of a Star Wars TV show, although it is still very early days on this one.

“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, we’re not sure what yet,” Lee said. “We haven’t even sat down with them. We’re going to look at [the live-action series], we’re going to look at all of them, and see what’s right. We weren’t able to discuss this with them until [the acquisition] closed and it just closed. It’s definitely going to be part of the conversation.”

“It’s going to be very much up to the Lucasfilm brands how they want to play it,” he said. “We got to a point here with Marvel, a very special point, where we’re in the Marvel universe, and very relevantly so, but we’re not doing The Avengers. But S.H.I.E.L.D. is part of The Avengers. So maybe something oblique is the way to [approach the Star Wars universe] rather than going straight head-on at it.”

The article goes on to say that the Star Wars: 1313 used story materials and the designs for the TV project when it was put together.

A Star Wars TV show could work and it would be great if they could go with the long rumoured story of competing crime families on Coruscant. A slightly more adult tone would be wonderful, but Star Wars has always mainly been aimed at kids.

Do you want a Star Wars TV show? Where and when should it be set?