ABC in Talks to Develop Star Wars TV Show

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ABC in Talks to Develop <i>Star Wars</i> TV Show

Once again, it looks like the cast and creatures of Star Wars could be getting their share of small screen time.

During an appearance at the Television Critics Association press run this weekend, President of ABC Entertainment Group Paul Lee told critics that a Star Wars program might not be off in a galaxy far, far away.

Reuters reports that ABC execs are looking to work with George Lucas’ Lucasfilm studio to create a show based on Star Wars characters. “We’ve started conversations with them,” Lee said in Beverly Hills on Sunday. “I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate.”

A live-action Star Wars show has been circulating through the rumor mill for quite some time, with prospects looking good in 2005. For a while, the potential series, dubbed Star Wars: Underworld, seemed likely. The idea was there—it was going to take place in-between Sith and the original Star Wars movies—but the idea never fully bloomed. Instead, Underworld stayed just where its title implied—under wraps, never seeing the light of day.

Last year Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.1 billion and plans to make the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars VII in 2015. New films are expected to follow every two or three after that. ABC will also soon air Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., its first Marvel-based series since Disney bought the comic book company in 2009.