After long consideration, ABC entertainment president Paul Lee said he will take a look at the Star Wars TV series that Disney has now acquired from Lucasfilm.
“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, we’re not sure what yet,” Lee exclusively told EW. “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.”
Many didn’t know that Star Wars was in the process of getting it’s own television show. The project was appointed by Lucasfilm’s longtime producer Rick McCallum, who recruited writer Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica‘s), and swore NDA in secrecy that they will not tell the plot details.
Star Wars had a budget of $5 million per epsidoe with Lucasfilm wanting to retain their ownership, but Disney own Lucasfilm after purchasing the company for $4 billion. Disney also own a few other TV networks, so the financial issue for a big-budget TV show is more compelling if the license fee and other income sources stay in the family.
Unidentified sources claim that the Star Wars live-action series will center on rival families battling for control of the underworld in this universe and centers between Star Wars Episode III and IV.
We’ll all be waiting anxiously to find out what else is next for the series’ development. More detail coming soon…