Ever since Disney bought the rights to George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise it has been a non-stop barrage of Star Wars content. Now, after the first episode in the new film trilogy — Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and the first of a series of standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney appears to be on the verge of a live-action television series.
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey recently said that the network was in talks with Lucasfilm to create a live-action series. It now seems guaranteed that a Star Wars series is coming, whether it’s with ABC or with Netflix. “We will continue to have conversations with [Lucasfilm], ” Dungey said, adding, “I think it would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand with our programming.”
So now that all of Star Wars is at Disney’s disposal, the question is what story would make the best TV series. Here are 10 Star Wars shows that make a ton of sense.
1. Star Wars: Underworld
Back in the late 2000’s when Lucas was still in control of Star Wars, a live-action series was being actively developed under the working title of Star Wars: Underworld. The series was recently mentioned as something ABC would be re-evaluating. The ambitious show was set to take place between Episode III and Episode IV, revolving around the criminal underworld of Coruscant. Back in 2012, Rick McCallum told Collider that Star Wars: Underworld was shaping up to be “a much more adult series,” adding that they had described it as “Deadwood in space.”
While chances are slim that the exact version of Star Wars: Underworld that Lucas and McCallum had developed would make it to series, it wouldn’t be surprising if it made its way into something down the line. After all, the series was developed up to the point that budget concerns regarding shooting shut it down and the idea behind the series is interesting and ripe for storytelling if it can get into the right hands.