In case a film every year’s not enough (it’s not), ABC might be making a Star Wars TV series. ABC is in talks with Lucasfilm to adapt Star Wars on their network. This just might happen, especially given that ABC’s parent company is Disney, which owns Star Wars.
“We have had conversations with them [Lucasfilm] 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,” ABC’s entertainment president Channing Dungey said to EW when asked about a Star Wars TV series.
“It’s all a little bit hush-hush,” Dungey continued. “That company [Lucasfilm] exists under a big shroud of secrecy. If you feel Marvel’s secretive, [Lucasfilm] takes it to a whole other level … [Talks] are ongoing. We don’t have an official timeline yet.”
The idea of an episodic Star Wars series is certainly exciting, though ABC hasn’t always been successful in adapting big-name properties to television. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has had a mixed reaction. Another hurdle to a Star Wars series would be just how exactly an adaptation would proceed. The Force Awakens had a budget of about $300 million. No television show gets a budget anywhere near that level. To make a Star Wars series look like a Star Wars movie would take a lot of money and work. But we still hold out hope that this series will happen and will be awesome.