No doubt, your list of must-watch TV shows has skyrocketed over the past few years. In addition to a seemingly never-ending roster of gems from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, the traditional TV model is also still pumping out some quality content of its own. In fact, ABC just might be ready to welcome a new member to the TV family: a Star Wars spin-off series in primetime.
"As a fan, I would absolutely love to say yes," Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment president, told Deadline during a panel discussion for the Television Critics Association Thursday. As if to make sure everyone had a full-on freak-out, Dungey also revealed the network has already started talking about ways to make a Star Wars series actually happen. "We have had conversations, and we will continue to have conversations with Lucasfilm," Dungey said. "It would be wonderful to extend the franchise."
The prospective series would join the already-in-progress Star Wars Rebels animated series, currently gearing up for its third season on Disney XD. As for ABC, the network has already enjoyed success with their live-action Marvel collab Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Though an egregious amount of time will likely pass before we get a definitive answer, the possibility of a Star Wars series resting comfortably on the ABC primetime lineup sounds like a total no-brainer, yeah?
Speaking of her larger goals for the network moving forward, Dungey told the TCA audience she hopes to satisfy modern audiences' proven cravings for procedurals. "I think that we've moved into a landscape where there is a real appetite for serialized dramas," Dungey said, according to Variety. "In this binging culture, there's something about serialized dramas that really compels people. But I would like to see more closed-ended procedurals on the network, particularly because we have to schedule 35 weeks in a year and it's nice because, with a procedural, you can do 22 episodes and they generally repeat really well."
All dope stuff, but let's get this Star Wars series poppin' first.