With all the news about a new Star Wars film coming out in 2015, the rumbles of a TV Show had all but disappeared. ABC entertainment president Paul Lee told Entertainment Weekly that he is going to look into the possibility of bringing the long talked about series to TV.
“We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, we’re not sure what yet,” Lee exclusively told EW. “We haven’t even sat down with them. We’re going to look at [the live-action series], we’re going to look at all of them, and see what’s right. We weren’t able to discuss this with them until [the acquisition] closed and it just closed. It’s definitely going to be part of the conversation.”
Some of the scripts, 50 in total, were written by Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore and were likened to HBO’s Game of Thrones. However, everyone with the project had been sworn to secrecy. So what was the series going to entail?
“Sources say the live-action series centers on the story of rival families struggling over the control of the seedy underside of the Star Wars universe and the people who live within the subterranean level and air shafts of the metropolis planet Coruscant (the Empire’s urban-sprawl-covered home planet). A bounty hunter may be the main character. Set between the original Star Wars film trilogy and the prequels, the time period allows for all sorts of potential appearances from classic figures from the Star Wars universe.” - according to EW
The project took a whole year to develop its concept and design. The creators even took up a whole floor of the Skywalker Ranch. The closet thing to a look and feel for the TV series, that will see the light of day, is the new Star Wars Video Game, Star Wars 1313 (see clip/ info below).
How much longer Maniacs do you think they will wait on this series? Will we see it before the new movie or after?