2 years ago Star Wars producer Rick McCallum and George Lucas discussed having a live action Star Wars tv show. They had 50 scripts all ready to get the project rolling, the plot line was this.
“It takes place between episodes three and four, when Luke Skywalker was growing up as a teenager, but it has nothing to do with Luke.”
“Basically, it is like ‘The Godfather’; it’s the Empire slowly building up its power base around the galaxy, what happens in Coruscant, which is the major capital, and it’s about a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution.”
The series would have been one hour episodes but the show was put on hold and eventually cancelled, and rightly so, although my reasons are different than the ones McCallum presented. Is this the story that fans really want to see in order to bring themselves back into the universe they know and love?
“Network television and cable television as we know it are completely imploding, so we’re not really sure that in five years’ time we can release a dramatic one-hour episode because it is all reality TV now.”
Lucas said that the show would also need to wait until technology could catch up to his vision of the Star Wars Universe. So now that Lucasfilm has been taken with Disney, could it be possible that other areas may be explored with a TV Show? Disney has taken Marvel’s Agents of Shield to ABC which comes out this Fall.
ABC Studios head guy, Paul Lee, mentions they have started talking with Disney about setting up a Star Wars show as well.
“We have started conversations with them. I’d love to go there. I’m a particular fan of Lucasfilm. It’s an amazing world.”
With Star Wars: Rebels hitting TV next Fall, what could we expect to see in another series?