14 August 2013 4:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It would be expensive and there have been plenty of false starts, but there's never been a better time to bring Star Wars to TV

This time last year, us Star Wars fans would barely have taken notice of another rumour about a live-action Star Wars TV show. The prospect was first jangled in our faces in 2005 and, on the numerous occasions it's reared its head since, hope has been allowed to rise before setting as swiftly and predictably as the twin suns of Tatooine. Then, last week, ABC boss Paul Lee said it had discussed the possibility with Lucasfilm. "We've started conversations," he said. "I'd love to go there. I'm a particular fan of Lucasfilm. It's an amazing world."

Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm last October roused the sleeping giant of a Star Wars TV show after years spent floundering somewhere between okay-ish (the Clone Wars series) and irredeemable rubbish »

- Luke Holland

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