We’ve been keeping you informed, over the years, about the status of George Lucas‘ plans for a live action Star Wars TV series. As a reminder, the understanding is that approximately 50 scripts have been written but they’re still too expensive to produce. Until the cost of the production comes down because of advances in technology or a change in the way TV shows are made, they’ll remain unproduced.
Some of this info has come from longtime Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum. He spoke to Den of Geek recently, and after reiterating the above, he added this interesting tidbit:
Our biggest problem is that these stories are adult. I mean…these are like Deadwood in space. It so unlike anything you’ve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars. These aren’t for kids. I mean, we hope they’ll watch, but it’s not being targeted at 8-to-9 year old boys. The situation we have is that each episode – or if you put two hour long episodes together – is bigger than any film we’ve ever done. It’s on the Avatar level and we’ll only have about $5-6 million we can spend on each episode.
So, not exactly a live-action Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Noted!
We will as always keep you posted.