When asked about the possibility of a “Star Wars” series making its way to ABC, Disney President Paul Lee admitted that Lucasfilm and ABC were naturally exploring options to bring the Force to the television network.
Lee was speaking to IGN’s Eric Goldman who asked if parent company Disney was exploring the option of bringing “Star Wars” to ABC–which would make sense given that the network is acting as a platform for a the live-action “S.H.I.E.L.D.” series to support the Marvel cinematic universe. Disney owns Lucasfilm and ABC, so at this point, it’s a matter of “how” and not “if” “Star Wars” would make the jump to the network.
Nothing is, of course, concrete, but Lee did admit that the conversations are happening:
I certainly have a glint in my eye. They have a lot on their plate when you look at the features that they’re planning on rolling out for the next few years, but we’ve started conversations with them.
Disney also has the animated “Star Wars Rebels” in the pipeline, which will be coming to the Disney Channel in 2014. That series is set in the 20 years between the prequels and the original trilogy and is based around the formation of the Rebel Alliance, and promises a familiar aesthetic.
If “Star Wars” on ABC does happen, it wouldn’t be the first time Lucasfilm brought live-action “Star Wars” to ABC: let’s not forget the pair of made-for-TV “Ewok Adventure” movies, which represented, the only new live-action “Star Wars” material until the release of the “The Phantom Menace.”