Star Wars Live-Action TV Show -- "No Plans," Exec Says
"Our current focus for TV is on animation," Lucasfilm representative says.
When it comes to Star Wars TV shows, Disney and Lucasfilm are sticking to animation, for now at least.
Asked about the future of Disney's efforts in the TV space, ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee told TVLine that the company is "focused on their movies, so we don't have any plans at the moment." A Lucasfilm representative added, "Our current focus for TV is on animation [Star Wars Rebels, etc.]."
Disney has a number of Star Wars movies in the pipeline, including Rogue One (2016), Episode VIII (2017), an untitled Han Solo movie (2018), Episode IX (2019), and a rumored Boba Fett film (2020).
Star Wars fans may recall that Disney announced a live-action Star Wars show, Underworld, in 2005. It was to take place between Episode III and Episode IV. George Lucas himself was working on the show, which was billed as "much darker, grittier" and "more character-based," according to SlashFilm.
In December, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Underworld has not been forgotten.
"No. No, interestingly enough, that's an area we've spent a lot of time, reading through the material that [Lucas] developed is something we very much would like to explore," she said, also at the time suggesting that Star Wars 1313 could one day return.
SlashFilm also reports that there are rumors of Lucasfilm working with Netflix for a Star Wars TV show, though at this time, nothing is confirmed.
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