Star Wars is a very popular franchise, one that has hundreds of millions of fans across the globe. The impressive success of the latest movie in this franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, goes to show just how big of a money maker this is for Disney and Lucasfilm. The movie has raked in over $1.89 billion at the global box office and its run hasn’t finished yet. In that case wouldn’t it make sense for both companies to produce a live-action Star Wars TV series? Apparently Disney and Lucasfilm are not convinced.
According to a report, even though a live-action TV series project has been considered at Lucasfilm for more than a decade, it doesn’t seem like this is going to happen. They’re currently not developing a Star Wars TV show.
It could be that Disney and Lucasfilm just don’t have the time to take on this project right now considering the fact that they plan to release five more Star Wars films between now and the end of 2020. That’s a massive undertaking, and with delays looming, the companies can’t really afford to work on side projects.
A representative for Lucasfilm did tell the scribe that for now the company’s focus for TV is on animation. The second season of Star Wars Rebels is currently being produced, it takes place between Episode III and Episode IV, while multiple animated Star Wars series have ran in the past.