ABC executives could bring the long-delayed Star Wars TV series to the small screen at some point in the near future.
Although rumors about the television program have been swirling around the internet for years, it would seem that Disney is currently considering bringing the show to fruition. According to Collider, the proposed series’ high budget reportedly kept the program on the back burner at Lucasfilm.
If the Star Wars TV show actually comes into being, then each episode will carry a hefty production of around $5 million. Although that number scared off the folks at Lucasfilm, ABC seems interested in making this thing actually hapen.
ABC president Paul Lee recently told Entertainment Weekly:
“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, we’re not sure what yet. 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.”
In short, there’s still a long ways to go before the series hits the small screen. Considering ABC hasn’t discussed the project with Disney and Lucasfilm, there’s always the chance this project may never get off the ground.
Crave Online explains that some of the ideas and concepts developed specifically for the Star Wars TV show ultimately made their way into the upcoming video game Star Wars: 1313. Reports also suggest that Battlestar Galactica writer Ronald D. Moore contributed spec scripts for the as-of-yet-unproduced television program.
“It’s going to be very much up to the Lucasfilm brands how they want to play it. We got to a point here with Marvel, a very special point, where we’re in the Marvel universe, and very relevantly so, but we’re not doing The Avengers. But S.H.I.E.L.D. is part of The Avengers. So maybe something oblique is the way to [approach the Star Wars universe] rather than going straight head-on at it.”
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