Disney-owned ABC and sister company Lucasfilm have had conversations about a Star Wars TV series to develop for the network, said ABC boss Channing Dungey at the network’s TCA 2016 presentation. That doesn’t mean fans should get too excited just yet – it’s just conversations, not anything to actually move forward on yet.
“As a fan, I would absolutely love to say yes [to a Star Wars show]. We have had conversations, and will continue to have conversations with Lucasfilm. It would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand onto our programming,” Dungey said at the presentation according to reports.
A new series for ABC would likely be developed from scratch, though, and tie in more directly to their existing films. Currently, Lucasfilm has Star Wars Rebels, an animated series on Disney XD that takes place a few years before the original trilogy of films.