"Star Wars" may come to live-action television.
Didn't that not work very well with that whole Ewok holiday special?
Nevertheless, ABC entertainment president Paul Lee said he's going to take a look at a long-gestating "Star Wars" live-action TV series now that the Disney deal to acquire Lucasfilm is complete.
"We'd love to do something with Lucasfilm, we're not sure what yet," Lee told Entertainment Weekly. "We haven't even sat down with them. We're going to look at (the live-action series), we're going to look at all of them, and see what's right. We weren't able to discuss this with them until (the acquisition) closed and it just closed. It's definitely going to be part of the conversation."
How about something like "Law & Order: Wookies Without Pants?"
Many in Hollywood don't realize a live-action Star Wars TV series has been sitting on the shelf the past few years. According to Entertainment Weekly, the project was commissioned by longtime Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum, who enlisted writers such as Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore and swore them to secrecy on the plot details. Fifty scripts were written. McCallum once called the scripts the most "provocative, bold and daring material that we've ever done." We haven't heard anything since.