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ABC president says conversations are ongoing with Lucasfilm about Star Wars TV show

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ABC wants to expand the brand

ABC president Channing Dungey confirmed today that the network is currently in talks with Lucasfilm to create a live-action, Star Wars series.

"As a fan I would absolutely love to say yes," Dungey said when asked about the possibility of a show. "We've had conversations with Lucas, and we're continuing those conversations with Lucas.

"I think it would be wonderful to expand that brand with Lucasfilm."

As it stands, there are a couple of Star Wars shows on television right now, including the popular Star Wars Rebels. Rebels, which airs on Disney XD — a sister network to ABC — is entering its third season and continuously pulls high ratings. There have been rumors for a while that Lucasfilm was looking into developing its own live-action Star Wars series, but none of those reports ever came to fruition.

Following the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney, the same company that owns ABC, the possibility of a Star Wars TV show has never been more likely. Dungey said there aren't any concrete plans in the works right now, but there have been continuous conversations with the studio about finding a way to broaden the universe on television.

Disney and Lucasfilm relaunched the Star Wars saga last year with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the main series. The first ever stand-alone anthology film in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will hit theaters Dec. 16.