It's the rumour that has never come to fruition, but ABC boss Channing Dungey has added some muted comment to the rumour that a Star Wars TV show may be in the works.

Entertainment president Channing Dungey was asked at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday whether she wants a primetime series based on the franchise that’s owned by parent company Disney. Not only is she interested in such an idea, but she revealed there are ongoing talks to make it a reality.

“Oh, as a fan, I would absolutely love to say ‘Yes,’” she said. “The conversations with Lucas, we have had conversations with them and will continue to have conversations with them. I think it would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand into our programming.”

After the panel, she confirmed again that talks are ongoing.  

“It’s all a little bit hush-hush,” Dungey said. “That company exists under a big shroud of secrecy. If you feel Marvel’s secretive, [Lucasfilm] takes it to a whole other level … [Talks] are ongoing. We don’t have an official timeline yet.”

Asked if the proposed concept was a live action series, Dungey wouldn’t say. But live action would certainly make the most sense given the network’s brand and the fact that there’s already an animated Star Wars Rebels series on Disney XD.