Is a Star Wars live-action TV series finally happening?

ABC has been talking about a Star Wars TV series

Star Wars TV series

Thought there was enough Star Wars going around at the moment, what with the core film trilogy, Rebels, The Freemaker Adventures, the books, comics, videogames, Lego, VR etc? Well, you know the answer to that: you can never have too much Star Wars.

It’s certainly sounthing that ABC has in mind, with the network’s president Channing Dungey revealing during their presentation at the TCA tour that they are currently in discussions with Lucasfilm about creating a live-action Star Wars series, with Dungey saying: “Oh, as a fan, I would absolutely love to say ‘yes.’ The conversations with Lucas, we have had conversations with them and will continue to have conversations with them. I think it would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand into our programming.”

Since ABC are owned by Disney (and have experience of working with big franchises via Agents Of SHIELD and Agent Carter), they would seem like the logical choice of network on which to host a TV series from a practical standpoint. Then again, the chances of getting the ‘Deadwood in Space’ that scrapped TV series Star Wars: Underworld was mooted as would be diminished to the point of non-existence.

Plus, it begs the question: can the network do a better job than it has on Agents Of SHIELD? Despite entering its fourth season, the show has never really convinced, falling way behind its Netflix Marvel counterparts in terms of quality. If they can’t get it right then we’d rather they stuck with the vastly underrated Star Wars: Rebels. Then again, we live in hope.

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