Talk of ABC 'Star Wars' Series Returns From Carbonite Freeze

One of the many possibilities Star Wars fans saw for their favorite franchise following Disney's $4.05 billion purchase of Lucasfilm was for a live-action television series. There'd been talk about Star Wars: Underworld for years, but even if that show proved too expensive, Disney's ownership of ABC and Star Wars seemed like a combination that had to produce results.

According to The Raw Story, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said progress is being made toward that end. "We’ve started conversations with them,” he said. "I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate."

This puts the process only a few steps beyond what it was in January, when Lee addressed the topic, however vaguely. "We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, we’re not sure what yet,” he said at the time. "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."

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