ABC Boss ‘Would Absolutely Love’ to Have ‘Star Wars’ Series on the Network

“It’s all a little bit hush, hush,” Channing Dungey says of ongoing conversations with Lucasfilm

Last Updated: August 12, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

New ABC boss Channing Dungey struck a hopeful tone when she talked about a potential “Star Wars” series on her network.

“As a fan, I would absolutely love to say yes,” the executive said at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Thursday. “We have had conversations with [Lucasfilm], we will continue to have conversations with them. I think it would be wonderful if we could continue to expand that brand onto our programming.”

Dungey declined to elaborate on how serious the conversations with Lucasfilm are, whether the show might be live-action or animated, or when it might arrive.

“It’s all a little bit hush, hush,” she told reporters after her panel. “That company [Lucasfilm] exists under a huge banner of secrecy. If you thought Marvel was secretive, Lucas takes it to a whole other level. … We don’t have an official timeline yet.”

Rumors regarding a potential “Star Wars” series have intensified since ABC’s parent company, Disney, bought Lucasfilm in 2012, while reports in the past have pegged Netflix as another potential home for a series set in the “Star Wars” universe.

Netflix previously aired the animated “Star Wars: Clone Wars” series, which ended in 2014. Currently, the animated “Star Wars: Rebels” airs on the Disney XD channel.