Now that the “Star Wars” universe is back and in full swing, fans are craving more than they ever have before. Nevertheless, the franchise won’t be expanding its world on television — yet. Though a possible live-action “Star Wars” has been teased in the past, a recent update makes it appear as though it’s not any closer to becoming a reality.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, ABC President Channing Dungey addressed the possibility of a “Star Wars” television project. While she didn’t shoot down the idea, she did say that any such show would be “far into the future.”
Asked if a “Star Wars” television project was in development, Dungey said, “That was sort of a conversation at TCA that got blown way out of proportion. We have had some conversations in general about wanting to find a way to bring something from the Lucas Star Wars Universe to ABC, but that’s far into the future. The focus at the moment for Lucas is on the current stuff that they’re doing on the film side and then, of course, they do have the stuff that they are doing on XD.”
That is, Dungey doesn’t currently have any plans for a show. However, she says there is mutual excitement about potentially bringing the “Star Wars” universe to the network. Regardless of how this plays out, the mere fact that it’s possible will be soothing to fans hoping to get more “Star Wars” in their life.
Directed by Gareth Edwards from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” — the latest installment of the franchise — stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker and is now in theaters. “Star Wars Rebels” airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.