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It looks like the live-action Star Wars TV series is still a long way away…

January 23rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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…

Source: TVLine

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….