Despite being the biggest thing on the planet (again) right now, it looks like the live-action Star Wars TV Series isn’t something you should hole out hope for any time soon.
In 2005 Lucasfilm were ready to go into pre-production with Star Wars: Underworld, alas budget issues soon put that to bed, but with the Disney merge there were a lot of rumours/hopes that the live-action show might have become a reality.
But perhaps we hoped too soon.
Disney-owned ABC was an obvious choice for a live-action Star Wars series, however network president Paul Lee has said it’s not looking good: “they are focused on their movies, so we don’t have any plans at the moment.”
Lucasfilm added: “Our current focus for TV is on animation.”
A lucasfilm ‘insider’ has said: “they’re looking to avoid the Marvel-ization of the franchise,” add to this that JJ Abrams saying: “Since my TV deal is at [Warner Bros.]. t is unlikely that [my production company] Bad Robot will be involved in any Star Wars television projects,” and it looks like, while it may happen, it’ll be a while away.
What do you think? Would a live-action show be too much? Let us know your thoughts…