Star Wars Series Headed to ABC?


1313_spike_previewFor some time now,a live-action Star Wars series has been in the works in some fashion, but the huge  budget needed to produce the series kept the project from really gaining any traction. However, after Disney purchased Lucas, this series may have new life. ABC, which is owned by the House of Mouse, has expressed interest in breathing new life into the project that many thought dead.

“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm,”ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee told the outlet. “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 [the acquisition] closed and it just closed. It’s definitely going to be part of the conversation.”

So, how would this series fit in with the previous and future films? We’re not quite sure, but the folks over at Bleeding Cool have some info that may give us an idea, stating that much of the material developed for the series takes a lot from the upcoming Star Wars 1313 video game, including settings, designs and characters.

Sources say the live-action series centers on the story of rival families struggling over the control of the seedy underside of the Star Wars universe and the people who live within the subterranean level and air shafts of the metropolis planet Coruscant (the Empire’s urban-sprawl-covered home planet). A bounty hunter may be the main character. The time period allows for all sorts of potential appearances from classic figures from the Star Wars universe.

The biggest issue the series may face is whether or not they can produce it without spending massive amounts of money. ABC is currently working with Marvel and Joss Whedon to combine the cinematic and television worlds with their S.H.I.E.L.D. series,which will likely air later this year. IF that works like most people think it will, then a Star Wars series may not be too far off.

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Source : EW