STAR WARS TV Series May Be Headed To ABC; New Details Revealed

STAR WARS TV Series May Be Headed To ABC; New Details Revealed

ABC’s Paul Lee has dropped a few more tidbits about the live-action Star Wars show that's been in the pipeline for a long time now. He says Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore in on board as a writer, and a Bounty Hunter "may" be the main character. Read on for more..

Last we heard about this, Rick McCallum said that they had "binders full" of material for the show, but the major issue was how much each episode would cost to produce. Well now it seems as if ABC - a Disney subsidiary - is taking another look, with the network's president Paul Lee trying to find the best way to get Star Wars on television. "We’re going to look at [the live-action series], we’re going to look at all of them, and see what’s right". Here is an excerpt from EW's report..

The project was commissioned by longtime Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum, who enlisted writers such as Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore and swore them to NDA secrecy on the plot details… 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.

Interesting stuff eh? There is no guarantee this will happen however, as Lee admits it might be difficult to juggle a Star Wars show with the new movie coming our way in 2015, but he definitely sounds optimistic. Click the link below for the full report.

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DukeAcureds - 1/10/2013, 4:23 PM
Bobba Fett?! Bobba Fett?! Where?!
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/10/2013, 4:36 PM
Star Wars tv show?
my god gif Pictures, Images and Photos
Just dont suck :)
DioFoRio - 1/10/2013, 4:43 PM
Wow. Good time to be a dork
Wildaniel - 1/10/2013, 4:47 PM
Bobba and Jango where awesome!
DukeAcureds - 1/10/2013, 4:49 PM
Bobba and whatnow?
nikgrid - 1/10/2013, 4:50 PM
Ron Moore? Good start.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/10/2013, 4:51 PM
They should just make the show around smugglers and bounty hunters. So when we come across a sith or jedi they will have the impact Vader had in the original trilogy.
DioFoRio - 1/10/2013, 4:52 PM
ManofSteel23 - 1/10/2013, 4:52 PM
Nope,make it a Jedi please
IgnurRant - 1/10/2013, 4:52 PM
George Lucas isn't involved!? Interest peaked!
unknownfacts - 1/10/2013, 4:55 PM
Along time ago
In a galaxy far away
Came a hot mess convoluted tv show that is going to make Lucas regret ever selling to Disney in the first place.

ABC don't screw this up or else the million of Star Wars fanatics are coming after you.
IgnurRant - 1/10/2013, 4:55 PM
I like your idea @BossWalsh

Star Wars is so much more than Jedi's. At least it was until the prequels.
3XmenAndaBabyHope - 1/10/2013, 4:57 PM
Can nobody spell Boba Fett right?...
DanteSparda - 1/10/2013, 4:58 PM
Incredible, Star Wars balls grow bigger every time.
Promoman - 1/10/2013, 5:04 PM
Shit just got real!

Disney buying Star Wars will be the best thing that has happened to popular culture in decades!

bazinga85 - 1/10/2013, 5:14 PM
OH MY GOD, YES!!! Hopefully they don't hold back on anything because of "budget concerns".
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 1/10/2013, 5:44 PM
It'd be cool to see a Battlefront type show, focusing on the Rebel militia and whatnot.
kong - 1/10/2013, 5:45 PM
YES @KamenRiderJ22
Canon108 - 1/10/2013, 5:49 PM
Why wouldn't it be on ABC?...Last I checked, Disney owned the station.
Morbius - 1/10/2013, 5:55 PM
I hope it happens ive been waiting for this for a LONG time!!!!!!
Pooh - 1/10/2013, 6:04 PM
Finally, George Lucas's forsaken characters will get the treatment they deserve.
sakibomb523 - 1/10/2013, 6:06 PM
so will it be tied in with Star Wars 1313?
KaneVonDoom - 1/10/2013, 6:07 PM
Niiiiiiiiiice! It's been said before but I'm exciting time to be a comic/sci-fi fan.
Timerider84 - 1/10/2013, 6:07 PM
Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu =)
DioFoRio - 1/10/2013, 6:31 PM
it should be firefly with the occasional Jedi
FirstAvenger - 1/10/2013, 7:05 PM
S.H.I.E.L.D. and Star Wars?!
MiracleMe - 1/10/2013, 7:06 PM
Jango. The 'D' is non- existent .
Wingding - 1/10/2013, 7:12 PM

I just nerdgasmed at the mere thought of your suggestion. That would be freaking amazing.
CapWriter - 1/10/2013, 7:34 PM
I'll believe it when I see the Hulk TV show and when pigs fly.
TheAbomination - 1/10/2013, 10:13 PM
At this rate, that new movie is gonna get pushed back to 2016 or 2017 at the latest. In regards to this TV show, I'm very skeptical about it actually coming to fruition. And if it does, it probably won't be for another two or three years.
mgeoff88 - 1/11/2013, 12:58 AM
Wow! I actually thought they canned this live-action Star Wars TV show.

It sounds interesting. And you won't hear me complaining about more Star Wars on both the big and small screen.
MassNerder - 1/11/2013, 1:33 AM
Less Jedi - more smuggling/bounty hunters
Darth258 - 1/11/2013, 3:40 AM

Let's just hope it's Boba and not some random bounty hunter... or Bossk.
Also if it's Boba, please, don't leave it without helmet for most of the time on screen.
jj2112 - 1/11/2013, 4:23 AM
Ron Moore? He's too serious for Star Wars. I say nuke the Death Star. Oh wait, maybe he's the black guy they found in Portlandia.
Spector - 1/11/2013, 7:32 AM
Sounds boring...give me a Rogue Squadron TV show. Blow shit up, take over planets, etc...
HRDWYR - 1/11/2013, 8:03 AM
JoeMomma29 - 1/11/2013, 10:41 AM
Oh please Oh please happen!
Dunejedi - 1/11/2013, 2:08 PM
Ron Moore? Ugh. After listening to people rave about Battlestar Galactica for the last few years, I've finally started watching it. The show is so low rent it's actually kind of funny. The concept/themes are pretty good but the writing and acting are just awful. I keep watching because a) I keep hoping it will get better and b) I don't have anything else to watch. Why do people think it's good?

I'm skeptical about any news on a Star Wars live action tv show, but please, no Ron Moore or anyone else attached to BSG. It's really bad.

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