When Disney bought Lucasfilm, a major live-action “Star Wars” series that George Lucas was developing was essentially put on hold. For several years now, dozens of episode scripts for the proposed show have been sitting in a vault. Could they be coming out again soon though?
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour today, ABC network president Channing Dungey says that the network has been in discussions with Lucasfilm over the possibility of bringing “Star Wars” to television in live-action form:
“As a fan I would absolutely love to say yes. We have had conversations with [Lucasfilm] 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.”
Dungey told a handful of reporters after the panel that, as of now, there’s nothing official in the works:
“It’s all a little bit hush-hush. That company exists under a big shroud of secrecy. If you feel Marvel is secretive, Lucas takes it to a whole other level. [Talks] are ongoing. We don’t really have an official timeline yet.”
It’s unclear if this will be a whole new project, or a new version of that previous work in development.