Talk of a potential live-action “Star Wars” TV series has floated around ever since the prequels wrapped over a decade ago. When Lucasfilm sold to Disney, ABC seemed the natural home for such a series and those involved have seemed open to the idea if vague on the details.
This week, ABC network President Channing Dungey spoke with Entertainment Weekly at the TCA Winter Tour about the possibility, one which was floated at a previous TCA and which was quoted out of context. Sadly, Dungey says we’re a very long way off from a galaxy far, far away coming to a TV near you outside animated form:
“That was sort of a conversation at TCA that got blown way out of proportion. We have had some conversations in general about wanting to find a way to bring something from the Lucas Star Wars Universe to ABC, but that’s far into the future. The focus at the moment for Lucas is on the current stuff that they’re doing on the film side and then, of course, they do have the stuff that they are doing on XD.”
George Lucas famously was developing a series supposedly titled “Star Wars: Underworld” before the Disney sale with up to fifty scripts commissioned which are now probably sitting in a vault either at Disney or Skywalker Ranch.