Is a Star Wars live action TV series in the works? Well, Lucasfilm (company behind the Star Wars franchise) president Kathleen Kennedy certainly has not ruled out the possibility.
Back in 2005, a live action TV show called Star Wars: Underground was announced by the company. The series was aiming for a 2009 premiere and creator George Lucas reportedly had plans for the show to run for 400 episodes. A large amount of work and effort was put into this ambitious project which eventually got shelved as it was considered too expensive for TV.
The assets that had been developed were eventually repurposed by LucasArts for Star Wars 1313, a videogame focusing on the early days of Boba Fett. However, that was scrapped too when Disney purchased Lucasfilm.
But now it seems like the studio is looking to revive the project. When asked about the planned TV series' fate, Kennedy told SlashFilm: "Interestingly enough, that's an area we've spent a lot of time, reading through the material that he [Lucas] developed is something we very much would like to explore."
Calling the concept art for the Star Wars 1313 videogame "unbelievable", Kennedy further teased that they "may very well develop those things further".
"Our attitude is, we don't want to throw any of that stuff away. It's gold. And it's something we're spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to," she stated.