Disney says There are no Plans to Create a Live Action Star Wars TV Series...Yet

Friday, 22 January 2016 - 3:24PM
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Friday, 22 January 2016 - 3:24PM
Disney says There are no Plans to Create a Live Action Star Wars TV Series...Yet
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It's hard being a Star Wars fan sometimes. It was only a matter of weeks ago that our hopes were elevated after Kathleen Kennedy appeared to hint that George Lucas's Star Wars: Underworld TV show could become a reality, but now those very same hopes have been royally dashed with both ABC and Disney suggesting that such reports are pure nonsense.

Keen to get clarification on the issue of a live-action Star Wars TV show, TV Line reached out to ABC and their parent company Disney and asked them if there were any plans for such a project in the pipeline. Representatives from both parties responded with a resounding no.

Of course, that's not to say that we'll never get a live-action Star Wars show. ABC President Paul Lee merely said that Disney's current focus for TV remains with animated shows like Star Wars Rebels, so there's every possibility that in a few years time we could get what we all so desperately want. 



If you aren't familiar with Star Wars: Underworld and you're curious to understand what all the fuss is about, let me fill you in. Underworld was a huge TV project that George Lucas was developing in the years prior to Disney's purchase of LucasFilm. Set in the darkest depths of Coruscant's crime-ridden underworld, the show would have given viewers a deep look into the famed crime syndicates of the Star Wars galaxy. Rumor has it that, at the time of the Disney takeover, Lucas had written around 100 episodes of the show, with over 300 more in the works. Connected to this project was LucasArts' 1313 video game, which had a similar setting and got as far in development as releasing early gameplay footage at E3 back in 2012.

For now though, it looks like we'll have to satisfy ourselves with Dave Filoni's Star Wars Rebels. Thankfully, as the latest mid-season trailer showed, Rebels is increasingly becoming must-watch TV for fans of the Star Wars franchise.
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