August 5 2016

ABC looking into launching Star Wars series

A live-action Star Wars TV series may not be off the table quite yet.

Over the years there have been many rumors of a live-action Star Wars series including one that was known as Star Wars Underground and even 50 scripts were produced by the likes of Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica fame. The series would have focused on rival families battling it out for control of the underworld of the galaxy, but the series never got off the ground.

Speaking at The Critics Association panels this week, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey was asked if there was any chance of a Star Wars series as Disney now owns both the network and Lucasfilm. “As a fan I would absolutely love to say yes,” Dungey said. “We have had conversations with Lucas and we will continue to have conversations with them. I think it would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand onto our programming.”

After the panel, she expanded her answer with Entertainment Weekly saying “It’s all a little hush-hush. That company exists under a big shroud of secrecy. If you feel Marvel’s secretive, [Lucasfilm] takes it to a whole other level… [Talks] are ongoing. We don’t have an official timeline yet.”

I think the big issue with any live-action series would be the production value. There’s a level we’ve come to expect from the property, and a TV show being able to copy that would be difficult. About the only way I think it would work is if they could borrow props and costumes from the films. There’s plenty laying around at this point, so in theory it shouldn’t be an issue.

Now comes the question of what it would be about. There is certainly enough spots in the timeline that could be covered.

I would say we’re a couple years out at this point, but you never know. I know for sure I would tune in.

Source: Entertainment Weekly .

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