Thursday, January 10, 2013
Posted by Chris Seekell on 1/10/2013
With all of the news about new Star Wars films after the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm, speculation about future TV series like the long planned "Star Wars Underworld" live-action series has died down. But the waters have finally been stirred again by a recent Entertainment Weekly interview with Paul Lee, ABC's Entertainment President.
“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm. We’re not sure what yet... 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.”
ABC which is owned by Disney, is currently working on a TV series set in the Marvel Universe, which draws parallels to a potential Star Wars project.
“It’s going to be very much up to the Lucasfilm brands how they want to play it. We got to a point here with Marvel, a very special point, where we’re in the Marvel universe, and very relevantly so, but we’re not doing 'The Avengers'. But S.H.I.E.L.D. is part of 'The Avengers'. So maybe something oblique is the way to [approach the Star Wars universe] rather than going straight head-on at it.”
It will be very interesting to see if ABC picks up the previous project, or starts a new one of their own.