With LucasFilm being sold to Disney late last year, could there be hope for the live action Star Wars TV series?
You may recall that producer Rick McCallum said that there were 50 scripts on hand for the proposed series. But those were in limbo as the technology needed to realize the show came up to speed.
Whether the technology is there yet or not, we’re not yet certain. But that doesn’t mean that ABC wouldn’t be interested in seeing those scripts and considering taking a chance on “a galaxy far, far away.”
At the recent winter TCA press tour, ABC president Paul Lee discussed the possibility of ABC getting into the Star Wars business.
“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, 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,” Lee says. “It’s going to be very much up to the Lucasfilm brands how they want to play it. 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.”