Live Action ‘Star Wars’ Series Still Possible

Ever since Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney. The question of whether or not they'd do a live action 'Star Wars' series has been on most peoples minds.

Ever since Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney. The question of whether or not they’d do a live action ‘Star Wars’ series has been on most peoples minds.

At the recent TCA Press Tour the question was asked again… And the answer was that it is very much a possible future project.

“As a fan, I would absolutely love to say yes [to a Star Wars show],” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey told reporters at the TCA press tour on Thursday (August 4).

Dungey went on to tease: “We have had conversations, and we will continue to have conversations with Lucasfilm. It would be wonderful to extend the franchise.”

Before Disney took ownership of Disney a ‘Star Wars’ live action show was in development, but at the time the visual effects in terms of television were not up to spec, which is why it was held back. The series was to be titled ‘Star Wars: Underworld’, but sadly got scrapped.

That said ABC television would be the natural home for a ‘Star Wars’ series given that it and Lucasfilm are both under the big corporate umbrella of Disney.

ABC has also exploited Disney’s similar relationship with Marvel Studios to create Marvel Cinematic Universe spinoffs ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and ‘Agent Carter’.

As fans. We here at would be totally blown away by a ‘Star Wars’ television series or any kind. Perhaps something that could maybe fill in some of the gaps between ‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi’ and the newest trilogy series. One thing is for certain. There is a wealth of ‘Star Wars’ continuity that a live action series could use.

A television series would allow for more exploration of characters and themes within the ‘Star Wars’ universe. It would also be used to tie in with future movie projects as well if the studio is smart enough to do so.

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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