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STAR WARS: ABC Hints Series Is In The Works

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ABC reveals that it is in talks with Lucasfilm to make a new Star Wars TV series. The network shared its intentions to add an offshoot of the newly revived franchise to it’s programming.

The news was broken by ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who explained that talks were still ongoing with Lucasfilm. He was short on details about the project and the status of the talks, however, as he explained the company prefers to keeps its dealings secret:

Although far from confirmed, the hope among fans is that this potential new Star Wars TV series might bring to the small screen some live-action adventures from a galaxy far, far away. After all, it has been revealed that plans for a massive live-action Star Wars TV series began after the prequel trilogy concluded in 2005 with former Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum laying out the groundwork for a series he described as “‘Deadwood’ in space.”

“It’s so unlike anything you’ve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars,” McCallum told Den of Geek in 2012. “These aren’t for kids. I mean, we hope they’ll watch, but it’s not being targeted at 8-to-9 year old boys. The situation we have is that each episode – or if you put two hour long episodes together – is bigger than any film we’ve ever done. It’s on the ‘Avatar’ level and we’ll only have about $5-6 million we can spend on each episode.”

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