Following the recent success of the franchise’s revival in The Force Awakens and the expected success of the spin off movie Rogue One, rumor has it that a weekly Star Wars television series may be next in the works. ABC and Lucasfilm are now within the same entertainment family, so the possibility is there.
The president of the network said, “It’s all a little bit hush-hush. That company exists under a big shroud of secrecy. If you fell Marvel is secretive, Lucas takes it to a whole other level. Talks are ongoing. We don’t really have a timeline yet.” As of now, there is no word on what the series would be about.
So it’s not 100% guaranteed, yet. With filming for Episode 8 wrapping up less than a week ago and Rogue One not set to release until December, now would be the perfect time to begin the new project. Pre-production for the next film likely won’t begin until later this year, leaving Lucasfilm a large time-gap to fill.
This wouldn’t be the first Star Wars television series though. There have been two Clone Wars series, though with very different styles and stories, and Star Wars: Rebels is set to premiere its third season in September. However, these are all animated series, and the rumor is that the new series would be live-action.