It’s been some time since there was last an update on the proposed live-action “Star Wars” television series. Today, EW reports that, with the property now owned by Walt Disney, ABC has a tentative interest in bringing a galaxy far, far away to the small screen.
“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm,” ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee told the outlet. “We’re not sure what yet… 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.”
ABC is already hard at work bringing a major film franchise to television in the form of “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Lee says that, while “Star Wars” plans are currently nascent, he could imagine the series going a similar route.
“It’s going to be very much up to the Lucasfilm brands how they want to play it,” he adds. “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.”
Earlier plans for the “Star Wars” were postponed due to budgetary concerns. It remains to be seen as to how that same issue might affect new plans, but check back for updates as they become available.