When Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in October 2012, the Mouse House didn’t buy George Lucas’ film company just to re-launch Star Wars on the big screen with Episode VII and the sequel it will launch. They wanted to expand the Star Wars empire even bigger than it already was with new movies, animated series, theme parks, and TV series. While Marvel Studios is fully enjoying everything that Disney can offer them with the new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, the Star Wars franchise is looking to get that kind of treatment for the small screen.
According to Reuters, ABC Television and Disney are in talks with Lucasfilm to develop a new live-action TV series for the network. While it’s unclear what the premise would be, Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, says, “We’ve started conversations with them (Lucasfilm). I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate.”