J.J. Abrams rumored to be producing new ‘Star Wars’ show, but does anyone want it?

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The standing of J.J. Abrams in the eyes of Star Wars fans plummeted following the release of The Rise of Skywalker, which was a divisively lukewarm conclusion to one of cinema’s most iconic long-running stories.

Most supporters of a galaxy far, far away were happy with The Force Awakens, which relaunched the saga in suitably nostalgia-driven style, but it would be an understatement to say that the goodwill was eventually eroded. A new rumor from Giant Freakin Robot claims that the filmmaker is on his way back to Lucasfilm to oversee a Disney Plus series set after the Sequel Trilogy, but before we get into the veracity of the report, take a look at some recent Twitter opinions on Abrams and Star Wars.

Moving on, the report from GFR offers no other details to elevate itself above speculation, but we’ll stick to the facts. For one, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are currently the head honchos of Star Wars‘ episodic expansion, which is one of the few decisions made by Kathleen Kennedy that everyone remains fully on board with.

Secondly, Abrams and Bad Robot have a very lucrative and exclusive first-look TV development deal with Warner Bros. and HBO Max, with the current slate covering everything from DC shows Batman: Caped Crusader, Constantine, Madame X, and Justice League Dark to Duster, Demimonde, and Untamed. By that logic, a Star Wars show feels like a long shot, one that nobody’s really asking for anyway.