Gather your droids around the TV, "Star Wars" might be coming to primetime
On a scale of one to ten parsecs, how much do you want to be able to tune in every single week to a Star Wars TV show? Hopefully the answer is “a lot of parsecs” because it’s something that might actually happen in our galaxy, not too far off.
During ABC’s panel on the TCA press tour, the network’s brand new (and awesome) entertainment president, Channing Dungey, mentioned that they’re not only thinking about bringing Star Wars to primetime, but they’re already in talks to do so.
“As a fan, I would absolutely love to say ‘Yes,’” she explained to the crowd. “The conversations with [Lucasfilm], we have had conversations with them and will continue to have conversations with them. I think it would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand into our programming.”
After the panel, she touched on it a little bit more, giving us way more hope that Star Wars is indeed coming our way.
“It’s all a little bit hush-hush. That company exists under a big shroud of secrecy. If you feel Marvel’s secretive, [Lucasfilm] takes it to a whole other level … [Talks] are ongoing. We don’t have an official timeline yet.”
Yes, there are already two Star Wars shows in existence. Star Wars: Clone Wars ran on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2014, and Star Wars Rebels is currently airing on Disney XD. These aren’t the ONLY times Star Wars has made it’s way to TV though. Never forget the made-for-TV-movies, The Ewok Adventure, and the Star Wars Holiday Special.
A few years ago, another Star Wars TV show was also seriously in the works, but it was before Disney bought Lucasfilm, and this series would have aired on HBO (who ultimately passed on the project, because it was hella expensive, like yeah, dragons aren’t expensive or something??).
There’s no indication as to WHAT this hypothetical TV series would be, but signs point to it airing on ABC. Now let your mind drift to a Shonda Rhimes produced Star Wars series about young hotshot Lando Calrissian trying to solve murders/get away with murder/be a doctor in Cloud City. Yeah, we’d watch the hell out of that.