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'Star Wars' series could happen at ABC

Network entertainment prez hints live-action drama could be a reality

By Kenny Herzog Jan 11, 2013 8:57AM
One thing about the television industry is its executives spend more money on projects that never air than most folks see in a lifetime. Take the long-rumored, live-action "Star Wars" series, for example, which has been in various states of creative advancement and regress for years. But thanks to Disney's recent acquisition of Lucasfilm, it's possible that everyone's famous characters from far, far away could finally be landing on our DVRs.


In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee concedes that his network—a Disney subsidiary—would "love to do something with Lucasfilm" in an effort to make a non-animated "Star Wars" adventure come to life on the small screen. While also acknowledging, “We haven’t even sat down with them," Lee adds that, "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.”

This is, of course, manna from sci-fi heaven for the franchise's millions of obsessive fans, who are already frothing over the news of a new "Star Wars" theatrical feature in 2015. Which is why we solemnly promise to update you when more information comes to light. Hopefully, the series won't venture back into the dark side of development hell.

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Jan 11, 2013 4:38PM
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Another article states that Ron Moore was supposed to write for a SW TV series that went nowhere.

I'd hate for Ron Moore to be involved.
I do not want Star Wars to become a drawn out soap-opera filled with thinly veiled Iraq war commentary like the "Battlestar Galactica" remake.


Jan 11, 2013 4:05PM
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Yes, I'd love to see the series, but please report something when it actually happens.
Jan 11, 2013 4:01PM
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It was only a matter of time before Disney started looking for ways to get their money back.  Lucas already milked this thing for billions so now it's the evil empires turn. 
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