ABC and Lucasfilm Discussing 'Star Wars' TV Show


ABC and Lucasfilm Discussing 'Star Wars' TV Show


Paul Lee, president of Disney's ABC Entertainment Group, reveals there have been talks about making TV show based on 'Star Wars' characters, but the studio has 'a lot on their plate.'

As The Walt Disney Company resurrects the "Star Wars" franchise, a new TV show based on the sci-fi films' characters may be coming to small screen sooner or later. ABC, which is gearing up to debut "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this fall, is apparently keen on making a new live-action series set in the "Star Wars" galaxy.

"I have an inkling in my mind," Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, told TV critics in Beverly Hills on Sunday, August 4. "They have a lot on their plate when you look at the features that they're planning on rolling out for the next few years, but we've started conversations with them."

He added, "It would be nice to use other strong Disney IP besides 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' and besides 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'. I would love to go there. I'm a particularly fan of Lucasfilm. It's an amazing world."

Details of the project are scarce since nothing is set in stone about the potential new "Star Wars" series. Back in 2005, when George Lucas was still the head at Lucasfilm, there had been plans to develop a TV series set between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy of "Star Wars". It was aimed to explore criminal and political power struggles in the aftermath of the fall of the Republic, but the show never came to fruition.

Meanwhile, a new feature film, "Star Wars Episode 7", has begun shaping up with "Star Trek" helmer J.J. Abrams on board to serve as director.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby
  2. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 2: And the Winner of Season 12 Is....
  3. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  4. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  5. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  6. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Planning to Remarry This Summer
  7. Kylie Jenner Tells Bella Thorne to be Careful of 'Charming Player' Scott Disick
  8. Kim Kardashian Tries to Save Marriage to Kanye West for the Sake of Fame
  9. T.I.'s Alleged Side Chick Bernice Burgos Reportedly Wants to Have Baby With Him
  10. Vampire Nicki Minaj Sexily Licks Bella Hadid's Neck at AmfAR Gala in Cannes

CELEBS PHOTO