ABC eyes new Star Wars series
When Lucasfilm was sold to Disney, for a moment you wondered how many more Star Wars stories were there left to tell.
As it turns out, the Star Wars powers that be believe there’s plenty more stories to tell in many different formats for many years to come, like the Clone Wars series, which recently hit its 100th episode, the state of the art Star Wars video games, and more.
McCallum also said that this would be a darker look at the Star Wars universe, which Collider described as "Empire Strikes Back on steroids, with a touch of Deadwood." McCallum also called the pile of series scripts the most "provocative, bold and daring material that we’ve ever done."
Sounds great, right? Well, the problem is the series could end up costing $5 million an episode, and like all of Lucas’s deals, his company would own the property, and ABC would have a smaller piece of the profits.
Lee added that "It’s going to be very much up to the Lucasfilm brands how they want to play it. We got to a point here with Marvel where we’re in the Marvel universe, but we’re not doing The Avengers. S.H.I.E.L.D. is part of The Avengers. So maybe something oblique is the way to [approach the Star Wars universe] rather than going straight head-on at it."
It would indeed be great to see a parallel take on the Star Wars universe on TV while the new movies play in theaters. If this is indeed, as McCallum put it, “provocative, bold and daring,” it would be a shame to see it go to waste.