EW reported today that ABC entertainment president Paul Lee is looking at bringing a live-action version of Star Wars to living rooms across America, now that Disney owns LucasFilm.
Lee said, “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 Disney bought LucasFilm. It’s definitely going to be part of the conversation.”
Apparently, the live-action Star Wars TV series has been discussed for quite some time over the past few years, but was shelved due to the high budget requirement of the show. Fifty scripts have been written, sanctioned by producer Rick McCallum. Now, a big-budget TV show is more likely because of Disney backing the project. Aside from already having a script, extensive artwork, costume and set designs have all already been developed by a team of concept artists.