BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Creator Ronald D. Moore Talks About Wanting to Make a STAR WARS Series


Ronald D. Moore, who previously worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space and creator of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, would love to develop a new Star Wars series. It wouldn’t be his first attempt at developing a Star Wars show, he also worked on Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Underworld series that ended up on the shelf after Disney bought Lucasfilm.

Moore currently has a deal working with 20th Century Television, which is a part of Disney, so he is in a place where he can make a Star Wars pitch when the time is right. It was actually just announced that he would be developing a Magic Kingdom TV universe for Disney+. During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Moore said:

“It’s always something that’s on my mind but clearly, they have their Star Wars plate full at the moment. 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. It was fun to go work on the abortive live-action show that I did way back when. 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.”

When talking about the slate of Star Wars shows being developed by Disney+, Moore shares his thoughts, saying:

“It’s amazing. I am old enough to have gone to Star Wars in the summer of ’77 and seen it originally and then you had to wait years to see the next one. Now it’s just fun. I used to read the novelizations and the comic books in between movies and you saw what a rich universe it was and how many stories you could tell in so many different ways. The idea that they are now spreading out the Star Wars saga as not just the main line of the Skywalker story but doing things like The Mandalorian and all these other shows … I can’t wait to see all the different possibilities that get opened up.”

I’ve enjoyed Moore’s work over the years and I would love to see him get a shot at developing a new Star Wars series for Lucasfilm. Hopefully, somewhere down the road, it happens.


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