This week is the annual Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, it’s an opportunity for networks and cable channels to show off their wares for the coming fall TV season. ABC is one of the last stops, but it is one of the biggest because they have one of the biggest new shows of the year. Of course, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the by-product of Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Studios, and you all might recall that Disney made another big acquisition nearly a year ago…
And yes, the question came up during TCA about whether or not we might see a Star Wars series on the alphabet network sometime in the near future. ABC entertainment president Paul Lee raised the possibility himself back during the winter tour in January, and this past Sunday, according to Reuters, Lee had something to add. “We’ve started conversations with them,” Lee said. “I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate.”
True enough, Lucasfilm is said to be working on a Star Wars film for every year following the 2015 release of Star Wars Episode VII, so how on earth can they squeeze in full-blown production on a TV series as well? Still, Lee’s use of the phrase “inkling” is interesting, suggesting that there’s something in the works, even if it is just the discussion phase. Or perhaps some people are trying to get the long-in-the-works Star Wars: Underworld series going, that might be a treat. Time will tell, I guess.
What do you think, Bastards? Ready for another Star Wars series?