New details of Star Wars TV series emerge

News Simon Brew 14 Jun 2011 - 05:16

Rick McCallum has been giving an update on the planned Star Wars TV series, which we shouldn’t expect for a good three or four years yet…

We've been digging quite a lot around the Star Wars TV series over the past few weeks, and are checking one or two things out right now, before we put them live. But what has turned up is a fresh update from producer, Rick McCallum.

He was chatting to Czech Position, to which we were alerted via Bleeding Cool, where he confirmed that Prague was one of the possible destinations for the potential shoot of the small screen Star Wars extravaganza.

But it's the further details he released that are likely to be of the most interest. Firstly, he said that "the TV series is on hold", which is down to the episodes themselves being "ambitious". "We have fifty hours of third-draft scripts, but the problem we have is there is a lot of digital animation; we don't have the technology yet to be able to do them at a price that is safe for television. Since we would be financing them, it would be suicide for us to do this [now]. So we are going to wait three or four years," he added.

There's a chance, too, that it may never happen, as McCallum notes the turning tide of television towards reality shows rather than scripted dramas.

He did confirm, as well, that the plan was to set the television series between the third and fourth movies. It won't be anything to do with Luke Skywalker, though. "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 a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution."

Czech Position has the full story, here.

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