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Lucasfilm and ABC developing a live action Star Wars TV show?

ABC have already brought the Marvel franchise to the small screen with shows like Agents Of SHIELD and now it looks as if the Disney-owned Star Wars franchise may be getting the same treatment. Deadline has reported that talks are underway between ABC and Lucasfilm to develop a live-action Star Wars TV show.

Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel today, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey discussed the possibilities.

"As a fan, I would absolutely love to say yes. We have had conversations, and we will continue to have conversations with Lucasfilm. It would be wonderful to extend the franchise." - ABC

When pushed for more details at the end of the panel, Dungey added...

"“It’s all a little bit hush-hush. That company exists under a big shroud of secrecy. If you feel Marvel is secretive, Lucas takes it to a whole ‘nother level. They are ongoing. We don’t have an official timeline yet." - ABC

Nothing concrete then, but that comment will certainly fuel the fire that the Star Wars franchise will develop on the small screen outside of animated shows like the popular Star Wars Rebels. Of course Star Wars creator George Lucas famously tried to develop a 100-episode Star Wars: Underworld TV series several years ago before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney. In December, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that they were still looking at those scripts.

Given the expanding scope of the Star Wars franchise and the fact that Star Wars: The Force Awakens abandoned George Lucas's ideas, any live action TV show would likely be a fresh concept.

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Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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