When Disney bought Lucasfilm back in October, it seemed like the company’s main focus was to relaunch the multi-billion-dollar Star Wars movie franchise. With that, there would be plenty of toys and video games to sell surrounding the existence of a new trilogy. But that might not be all that the House of Mouse is looking to do with the Star Wars brand.
According to Entertainment Weekly, ABC entertainment president, Paul Lee, said that he is going to take a look at the long-rumored Star Wars TV show to see if there is any potential there. “We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, we’re not sure what yet,” Lee told the site. “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, of course, owned by Disney, so it would make sense for the network to attempt to bring Star Wars to the small screen in some way. This is a show that has been in development since Star Wars: Episode III hit theaters, but budget issues always held it back. There are already scripts written and character designs drawn up, so it would be easy for ABC to visualize what it would look like. The show itself is said to take place between the original and prequel trilogies, and it would revolve around two families fighting for control of the seedy underbelly of the Star Wars universe in the slums of the Imperial capital, Coruscant.
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