ABC talking to Lucasfilm about a 'Star Wars' TV show because of course they would
As if innumerable sequels and one-offs in movie theaters won't be enough, ABC is discussing a possible Star Wars TV show with Lucasfilm. Hey, Disney didn't spend $4.1 billion on the IP just to let it sit around unused, you know.
"We've started conversations with them," ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee told the New York Times on Sunday. (Remember that Disney owns ABC, okay?) "I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate." Yeah, like trying to make a new movie every two years from 2015 into perpetuity without making them stink up the joint like the prequels did.
There have been rumors for years that George Lucas would bring the franchise to the small screen, but was always concerned it wouldn't be very good. Look up 1984's The Ewok Adventure if you're wondering why that was an issue. But look at the bright side: Instead of being the cherished, once-in-a-lifetime memory you had until a decade ago, Star Wars will be an omnipresent reminder of mediocrity for your children's entire lives!