For the longest time, we’ve been hearing about a live action ‘Star Wars’ television series, but things like finances and time just haven’t been aligning for Lucasfilm. Despite these setbacks, producer Rick McCallum has informed Den of Geek (via Geek Tyrant) that they have 50 scripts completed and would be ready to go whenever the time came. However, he feels that there’s a bigger problem that could hinder production further. He says:
“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.”
You know what? Excellent. The 8-to-9 year old boys have ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ on Cartoon Network already. I’m definitely ready to see a more adult look at the Star Wars universe. There’s a whole galaxy filled with smugglers, killers, and rogues that needs to be explored, and I think the world is ready for it.
McCallum did go on to mention that whenever they got the green light to go ahead with the show, it would “probably take a year of prep before shooting would start, but that’s because they’re all very complex.” Yeah, we won’t be getting this show any time soon, but when we do, I’m very confidant that it will be legen… wait for it… DARY!