Ron Moore, producer of both Battlestar Galactica and Outlander, recently said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that he wants to create a Star Wars television series after an initial attempt at bringing the franchise to television via ABC. This is after producing and writing several Star Trek series throughout his career. Moore states, “I’m not sure this is the moment that you go in and pitch a new Star Wars series over there. I would love to do something in that franchise … I got a tremendous amount of thrill of writing lines for Darth Vader in one episode and it would be fun to do that again. It’s just not the first piece of development I’m doing over there but hopefully I’ll be allowed to do that at some point.” Moore noted that this was likely not the time to go in and pitch an idea for another Star Wars series, because the “…Star Wars plate is full at the moment.”
Moore explained to Hollywood Reporter that he was old enough to remember going an watching Star Wars in theaters back in 1977, and he has also read the novelizations and the comic books while he was waiting for the next film in the franchise to premiere. Series like The Mandalorian have only opened up the expanse of that galaxy far, far away for more stories.
Though Moore doesn’t have a fully-fleshed out idea of what he would pitch to Disney at the moment, he does have several ideas and areas of the Star Wars universe that he would like to explore through a series.
At the moment, Ron Moore is working with Disney to produce a remake of The Swiss Family Robinson—a film that Disney originally released in 1960. The story follows a family that is shipwrecked on an island and their fight for survival. Additionally, season 6 of Outlander will also hit television this year as well, and Moore notes that there have been discussions about a possible spinoff for that series as well.
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